Rough Riders and the Spanish-American War

Rough Riders and the Spanish-American War

The 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, or “Rough Riders,” were a group of soldiers who fought on horseback during the Spanish-American War. They were led by former White House physician Col. Leonard Wood and future president Theodore Roosevelt. The Rough Riders helped fight the Battle of San Juan Hill, which helped win the war. Many of the members were from Arizona and included cowboys, ranchers and miners. Notable Arizonans included John Campbell Greenway, William “Bucky” O’Neill and future territorial governor Alexander Brodie. 

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Use the document analysis sheet and the photograph analysis sheet to uncover clues about the people that created the documents. 

Topic

People in Motion

Decade

1890s