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Tango0120 May 2020 11:06 p.m. PST

"The San Juan Ridge (Kettle Hill) was the last obstacle to the complete investment of Santiago, the principal port on the southern coast of Cuba. This hill was just off the southern end of the ridge, crowned by a strong blockhouse with 750 Spanish defenders. They were led by Gen Arsenio Linares and armed with Model 1893 Mausers, which reloaded from a stripper clip. After waiting under fire for the troops from El Caney, Gen Samuel Sumner ordered his Dismounted Cavalry Division up the hill, supported by the fire of Gatling guns, while the infantry moved up San Juan Ridge and its own blockhouse, taking casualties from accurate Spanish fire…"


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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2020 7:26 a.m. PST

The 10th US Cavalry Regiment also participated in the attack on Kettle Hill and well as the attack on San Juan Hill.

Too bad that the picture shown is the cropped image. The full image shows the other two regiments, the 3rd (on left) and 10th (on right) US Cavalry Regiments.


The 9th US Cavalry Regiment actually attacked San Juan Hill along with part of the 10th and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments (also "colored" regiments).

(formerly S2 of the 1st Squadron, 9th US Cavalry Regiment)

Tango0121 May 2020 12:15 p.m. PST



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