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Title: America’s war for humanity related in story and picture, embracing a complete history of Cuba’s struggle for liberty, and the glorious heroism of America’s soldiers and sailors
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898
Publisher: New York, St. Louis, N.D. Thompson Publishing Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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ing with them anAmerican flag. This was the flag mentioned by General Wheeler in the letterpreviously copied. When the men reached the top, where they could beseen by every man afloat and ashore, they suddenly flung Old Glory to thebreeze, and instantly a regular tornado of sound burst forth. Every steamerin the harbor sounded her whisle in salute, while 20,000 men cheered andwaved their hats as if mad. The Cubans yelled with excitement and firedoff their new American rifles with great joyousness and indiscrimination.It was quite ten minutes before the salute to the flag ceased. The scene wasmost inspiriting and gave one an idea of the intense patriotism and enthusiasmthat animated every man on the American side. A big pontoon, towed, or rather pushed, between two tugs, was used toland the guns. The horses were taken close inshore on the transports andthen thrown overboard and made to swim to land. Roosevelts RoughRiders were the first troopers landed, and the cowboys enjoyed the work
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488 AMERICAS WAR FOR HUMANITY. hugely. Most of them, heedless of the sharks, stripped and swam alongsidetheir horses to the beach. Only one person was injured during this mem-orable landing. A Cuban soldier while reconnoitering on a hill was struck by a piece ofshell from one of the American ships and his right arm badly shattered.Aside from this casualty and the loss of one or two mules by drowning, thelanding was quickly accomplished without accident or inconvenience. Immense credit is due to Admiral Sampson, not only for the excellenceof his strategy and plans for landing the army, but also for the perfectionwith which they were put into execution by his subordinates. The Admiralhimself prepared the whole scheme, and even his own officers were onlyinformed of it at the last moment. It is no small achievement to land anarmy on a difficult and hostile coast, but when a commander by virtue ofclever strategy and carefully prepared schemes succeeds in doing it withoutlosing a man, or, p
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