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History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War (Paperback) Loot Price: R233 Discovery Miles 2 330
History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War (Paperback): Edward A. Johnson
History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War (Paperback): Edward A. Johnson

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History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War (Paperback)

Edward A. Johnson

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: excitement was running high; each man was a captain for himself and fighting accordingly. Brigadier Generals, Colonels, Lieutenant-Colonels, Majors, etc., were not needed at the time the 25th Infantry made the charge on El Caney, and those officers simply watched the battle from convenient points, as Lieutenants and enlisted men made the charge alone. It has been reported that the i2th U. S. Infantry made the charge, assisted by the 25th Infantry, but it is a recorded fact that the 25th Infantry fought the battle alone, the i2th Infantry coming up after the firing had nearly ceased. Private T. C. Butler, Company H, 25th Infantry, was the first man to enter the block-house at Bl Caney, and took possession of the Spanish flag for his reg-- iment. An officer of the i2th Infantry came up while Butler was in the house and ordered him to give up the flag, which he was compelled to do, but not until he had torn a piece off the flag to substantiate his report to his Colonel of the injustice which had been done to him. Thus,, by using the authority given him by his shoulder-straps, this officer took for his regiment that which had been won by the hearts' blood of some of the bravest, though black, soldiers of Shafter's army. The charge of El Caney has been little spoken of, but it was quite as great a show of bravery as the famous taking of San Juan Hill. A word more in regard to the charge. It was not the glorious run from the edge of some nearby thicket to the top of a small hill, as many may imagine. This particular charge was a tough, hard climb, over sharp, rising ground, which, were a man in perfect physical strength he would climb slowly. Part of the charge was made over soft, plowed ground, a part through a lot of prickly pineapple plants and barbed-wire entanglements. It wa...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Edward A. Johnson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22223-5
Barcode: 9780217222235
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22223-4

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