Art and Images from the War with Spain
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Painting, Florida Camp Scene Florida Camp Scene,  
June 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

This painting depicts Army camp followers providing everything from food and souvenirs, to alcohol, gambling and other activities. Camp followers were always located near large Army camps.

 
"Keeping Abreast of the Times" 

Members of Company E, 9th U.S. Infantry relax and read in Camp Tampa, Florida, June 1898. The newspaper the soldier is reading is the "Watertown Daily Standard". 

Photo taken by 1LT H.D. Wise

Photograph, "Keeping Abreast of the Times"
 
 
Photo, 9th U.S. Infantry Marching aboad transport 9th U.S. Infantry marching aboard their transport 

June 7, 1898, Port Tampa Florida 

Photo taken by 1LT H.D. Wise

 
Embarking for Cuba, Port Tampa, Florida, 
June 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt and members of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, known as the "Rough Riders," are shown in this painting as they loaded their supplies and equipment aboard the transport "Yucatan." The ship originally was assigned to the 71st New York Infantry, U.S.V.

Painting, Embarking for Cuba
 
 
Painting, San Juan Hill San Juan Hill 
by Charles Johnson Post 

Members of the 71st New York Infantry, U.S.V, encamped on the San Juan Hill Battlefield, just below the Spanish blockhouse, during the siege of Santiago, Cuba

  
Members of the 17th U.S. Infantry 

break camp on the morning of June 30, 1898, in preparation for their move on El Caney, Cuba. Rising over the hill in the background is the Signal Corps observation balloon. 

Photo taken by 1LT H.D. Wise

Photo, Members of the 17th U.S. Infantry
  
 
Painting, Bloody Ford Bloody Ford, July 1, 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

A view of the Battle of San Juan Hill from the bloody ford. The soldiers in the lower half of the painting include the 71st New York Infantry, U.S.V., and the 16th Infantry. The soldiers in the middle and top of the painting were from the 9th, 13th and 24th Infantry.

  
3.2 inch field gun 

Artillery piece in position on San Juan Ridge overlooking the city of Santiago de Cuba, July 1898. The gun belonged to Capron's Battery. 

Photo taken by QMSGT C.E. Ring, 71st NY Inf, U.S.V.

Photo, 3.2 Inch Field Gun
  
Painting, We Leave the Trenches We Leave the Trenches, August 8, 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

Sick from tropical diseases, straggling members of the 71st New York Infantry, U.S. Volunteers march back to Siboney, Cuba prior to embarking for the United States. 

  
Skirmishers 

Members of the 5th Maryland Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, during a field exercise at Tampa, Florida, July 1898. The Soldiers are equipped with the Model 1884 .45 caliber rifle.

Photo, Skirmishers
  
Painting, The Gatling Guns The Gatling Guns, July 1 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

2LT John H. Parker's Gatling Gun Detachment crossing the "Bloody Ford" during the Battle of San Juan Hill.

  
Members of 2LT John H. Parker's (13th U.S. Infantry) Gatling Gun Detachment 

Training at Tampa, Florida, in June of 1898. The detachment was equipped with four caliber .30 Model 1895 Gatling Guns.

Photo, Members of 13th U.S. Infantry Gatling Gun Detachment
  
Painting, Field Hospital Back of the Lines Field Hospital Back of the Lines, July 1, 1898 
by Charles Johnson Post 

A make-shift First Aid post set up on the slopes of San Juan Hill below the Block House.

  
Medical detachment from the New York National Guard 

Conducting field training at Camp Black, Hempstead, Long Island, New York, prior to mustering into Federal service, May 1898.

Photo, Medical Detachment - NY National Guard
  
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