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Battle of San Juan Hill

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The best-known U.S. battle in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, because of the media coverage of Theodore Roosevelt. (Also known as the Battle of San Juan Heights) On July 1 ...

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Cuba

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An island country, the largest of the Caribbean Islands.

Physical.

Cuba is long and narrow – about 1280 km (795 miles) from west to east yet rarely more than 160 km (100...

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Robley Dunglison Evans

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(1846–1912) Union naval officer, born in Floyd County, Virginia. Evans participated in the assault on Fort Fisher (1865), where he was wounded and consequently saw no further action. In the...

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War and the Military in Film

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This entry consists of two articles, the first, Newsfilms and Documentaries, on how war and the military have been portrayed in newsreels and other forms of news footage as well ...

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William D. Leahy

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(1875–1959), fleet admiral, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), chief of staff to Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, 1942–1949.

Born in Hampton,...

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William Rufus Shafter

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(1835–1906) Union army officer and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, born in Michigan. Shafter was wounded at Fair Oaks (1862), where his valor earned him the Congressional Medal of...

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Winfield Scott Schley

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(1839–1911) Union naval officer, born in Maryland. Schley early chose the navy as a career. He sided with the Union as the Civil War broke out and participated in ...

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