What happened to the Rough Riders?
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Simply so, where did the Rough Riders fight?
Similarly, how did the Rough Riders contribute to the war effort? Americans objected to Spanish actions in Cuba mainly because the Cuban rebellion reminded them of their own revolution against a world power. The Rough Riders and African American cavalry units contributed to the war effort by winning the battles for Kettle and San Juan hills and helping to capture Santiago.
Simply so, how many rough riders died in Cuba?
Nineteen more men died of disease, and twelve men deserted. Additionally, seven officers and 97 enlisted men were wounded. The Rough Riders had the highest casualty rate of all of the regiments involved in the actions in Cuba.
How many Rough Riders were killed?
In his after-action report of July 4, 1898, Roosevelt wrote that of the 490 Rough Riders he led into battle at San Juan, 86 were killed and wounded with another half-dozen missing.