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  • Hamilton Fish II (Rough Rider) (1873 - 1898)
    ) Hamilton Fish II, of the Rough Riders, a wealthy young New Yorker, was a Sergeant in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, the Rough Riders, during the Spanish-American War. He is said ...
  • Capt. Maxililio Luna, Rough Rider (1870 - 1899)
    Captain Maximilio Luna , born June 16, 1870 at Los Lunas, New Mexico, died November 18, 1899 at the Philippine Islands. Many Hispanic patriots also served in the “Rough Riders” with The...
  • Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA (1858 - 1919)
    Theodore Roosevelt became the first American President to take seriously the concept of the preservation of nature. As President from 1901 to 1909, he designated 150 National Forests, the first 51 Fede...

The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States Army was weakened and left with little manpower after the American Civil War roughly thirty years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts. It was also called "Wood's Weary Walkers" after its first commander, Colonel Leonard Wood, as an acknowledgment of the fact that despite being a cavalry unit they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. Wood's second in command was former assistant secretary of the United States Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, a man who had pushed for American involvement in Cuban independence. When Colonel Wood became commander of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, the Rough Riders then became "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was familiar in 1898, from Buffalo Bill who called his famous western show "Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World." The Rough Riders were mostly made of native Americans, college athletes, cowboys, and ranchers.

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FIELD, STAFF, AND BAND

Commanded by COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT

TROOP A

Commanded by CAPTAIN FRANK FRANTZ

TROOP B

Commanded by CAPTAIN JAMES H. MCCLINTOCK

TROOP C

Commanded by CAPTAIN JOSEPH L. B. ALEXANDER

TROOP D

Commanded by CAPTAIN R. B. HUSTON

TROOP E

Commanded by CAPTAIN FREDERICK MULLER

TROOP F

Commanded by CAPTAIN MAXIMILIAN LUNA

TROOP G

Commanded by CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. H. LLEWELLEN

TROOP H

Commanded by CAPTAIN GEORGE CURRY

TROOP I

Commanded by CAPTAIN SCHUYLER A. MCGINNIS

TROOP K

Commanded by CAPTAIN WOODBURY KANE

TROOP L

Commanded by CAPTAIN RICHARD C. DAY

TROOP M

Commanded by CAPTAIN ROBERT H. BRUCE