|Posted By:||Jon D. May|
|Subject:||Re: ROUGH RIDERS 1899/SOLOMAN W STUBBLEFIELD|
|Post Date:||January 21, 2002 at 11:11:53|
|Forum:||Spanish-American War Forum|
The First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, or "Rough Riders," consisted of twelve units, or "troops," designated "A" thru "M" (I don't believe there was a Troop J). The majority of these units were raised in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, with a number of volunteers from the cities, colleges, and universities of the East coast. Only eight of the regiments twelve units were sent to Cuba. Perhaps the best source of information on the regiment is Theodore Roosevelts's "The Rough Riders" published by Charles Scribner's Sons of New York. The roster of officers and enlisted men for each troop is listed in the appendices. The rosters also identify the soldiers hometowns, and those killed and wounded.
Jon D. May