They Were the Rough Riders

Inside Theodore Roosevelt’s Famed Cavalry Regiment

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About the Book

After just four weeks of training, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders—a regiment of cowboys recruited into the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry—fought in Cuba during the Spanish–American War with the skill of seasoned regulars. The unit reflected the future president’s character—a wealthy Ivy Leaguer who went west to experience frontier life. Most of them were seasoned cowhands from the Southwest, but Ivy League athletes, sons of millionaires and lawmen filled out the ranks. Roosevelt molded this diverse group into a cohesive, efficient fighting force and led them to victory on San Juan Hill. Told from the perspective of the men in the regiment, this book traces the history of the Rough Riders from conception to disbandment, and Roosevelt’s transformation into an American hero.

About the Author(s)

Richard Killblane is an Army veteran and retired Department of Army Historian. He has authored several books and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Richard E. Killblane
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 85 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8714-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4548-3
Imprint: McFarland