BULLY! Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders

& Camp Wikoff, Montauk, New York — 1898

Researched, Composed & Edited by Jeff Heatley 

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—– 2nd Edition / Camp Wikoff’s 125th Anniversary —–

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Published by Montauk Historical Society & East End Press

w/ Grant from the Gardiner Foundation

ON SALE NOW  

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Braking News / Posted March 16, 2024:

Self-Guided Bike Tour / Historic Camp Wikoff:

Fort Pond Bay / 3rd House / Lighthouse / Ditch Plains …

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w/ ADDED APPENDIX 

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President McKinley’s Message to Congress, April 11, 1898

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Richard Harding Davis’ “Dashing Bravery of the Rough Riders”, July 4, 1898 

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Lieut. John Joseph Pershing’s Account of Charge at San Juan Hill 

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Citation — Medal of Honor Awarded Lieut. Col. Roosevelt, 2001 

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Gen. Shafter’s Ultimatum to Gen. Toral, July 6, 1898 

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America Emerges As An International Power / Gen. of the Armies Pershing 

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Spain Leaves the Western World 

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Army Beef Scandal of 1898 

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Knickerbocker & Rough Rider William Tiffany Dies of Starvation 

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Roosevelt’s Testimony to War Commissions Board 

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American Red Cross / Report by Executive Howard Townsend, 1898

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BULLY! Col. Roosevelt, The Rough Riders & Camp Wikoff…’ / April – Aug, 1898 | Quotes …

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Transport Allegheny returning from Santiago de Cuba — one of more than 40 Transports.

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“We have everything,” said a young lieutenant.

“We have life and we have death.”

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22,500 Soldiers of General Shafter’s Fifth Army Corps

arrived home at Fort Pond Bay from Cuba, including — 

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders — War Heroes

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WAR COMMISSION REPORT / FEBRUARY 1899

On the whole, it may be said that Montauk Point was an ideal place
for the isolation of troops who had been exposed to or had yellow fever,
and for the recuperation of those greatly debilitated by malarial attacks
of marked severity.

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Soldiers of Gen. Shafter’s Fifth Army Corps

were the first veterans of a war fought overseas

on foreign soil in American military history.

They returned home at Fort Pond Bay, Montauk,

August & September, 1898. 

Jeff Heatley @ Book Launch, Oceans Institute / Montauk Lighthouse

Veterans Day, 2023 

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‘Rough Rider Invasion’ by John Hanc

Newsday Sunday Feature, March 17, 2024

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Books available at following bookstores: 

 

  • Bookhampton, East Hampton
  • Homeport, Montauk
  • Burton’s, Greenport
  • A Book Place, Riverhead
  • Barnes & Noble, Bridgehampton
  • Barnes & Noble, Riverhead
  • Theodore’s, Oyster Bay
  • …other locations being added.

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For copies & further information:

East End Press 

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