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A screen shot from 'Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney' 1899.

莽骑兵正在进攻 (翻拍自爱迪生的「步兵得在爱尔卡尼得到莽骑兵的援助,1899年」)

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老罗斯福与莽骑兵 (Rough Riders)

西奥多.罗斯福 (Theodore Roosevelt) 在担任美国总统之前,是海军的助理部长。他在1898年辞去职务,以便专心组织一支莽骑兵,这也是美西战争中的第一批自愿骑兵队。美国当时因为西班牙对古巴的殖民政策问题而与西班牙发生冲突。罗斯福招收了一群牛仔、矿工、法律运行官,以及美国原住民等,让他们添加莽骑兵。这些人参与逮捕凯得.西尔 (Kattle Hill) 的行动,后来还负责翻山越岭协助圣胡安脊的追捕行动,那是圣胡安山的最高处。

Before becoming President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He resigned in 1898 to organize the Rough Riders, the first voluntary cavalry in the Spanish-American War. The U.S. was fighting against Spain over Spain's colonial policies with Cuba. Roosevelt recruited a diverse group of cowboys, miners, law enforcement officials, and Native Americans to join the Rough Riders. They participated in the capture of Kettle Hill, then charged across a valley to assist in the seizure of San Juan Ridge, the highest point of which is San Juan Hill.

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VIDEO CREDIT: White, James H., producer. "Infantry Supported by Rough Riders at El Caney." Thomas A. Edison, Inc. 1899. The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, Library of Congress.