#25 POTUS William McKinley Born This Day 1843/ Ten Notes On POTUS McKinley
The 25th POTUS William McKinley was born on this day in 1843. Ten Notes On William McKinley. 1. President William McKinley was 5’7″ and weighed 200 pounds. He had blue-gray eyes.He was …
The Price of Freedom: USS Maine Nameplate
Remember the Maine! Feb. 15, 1898: The USS Maine sinks near Havana, Cuba, helping to spark the Spanish American War. This is part of the metal nameplate from the wreck.
The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence. American attacks on Spain's Pacific possessions led to involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately to the Philippine-American War.
Original title: "Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders at the top of the hill which they captured, Battle of San Juan Hill." US Army victors on Kettle Hill about July 3, 1898 after the battle of "San Juan Hill(s)." Left to right is 3rd US Cavalry, 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Col. Theodore Roosevelt center) and 10th US Cavalry. A second similar picture is often shown cropping out all but the 1st Vol Cav and TR.
The Fight for Santiago. The "Rough Riders" charging up the San Juan Hill, July 1st, and driving the Spanish from their entrenchments. Illustration from McClure's, October 1898