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Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, Directress General of the National Women’s War Relief Association.

 

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Asleep In The Rain

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Sighting of the Transport Gate City, first transport from Santiago de Cuba to arrive at Montauk, August 13, 1898.

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America’s First Veterans of a War

Fought Overseas on Foreign Soil

—– FIFTH ARMY CORPS —–

Returned home to Montauk Point

from Santiago de Cuba

in August & September, 1898

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The VFW traces its deepest organizational roots to Camp Wikoff,

celebrating its centennial in 1998.

 

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Theodore Roosevelt & Woodbury Kane

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Camp Wikoff. 4,200 acre encampment. Original map — drawn in September, 1898 — is at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.

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Saturday, September 3, 1898

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” I bring the gratitude of the nation ,

to whose history you have added by your valor a new and glorious page.”

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 “You cannot imagine how proud I am of your friendship and regard.”

— Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

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REPORT OF THE WAR COMMISSION

February, 1899

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Content based on BULLY! Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders & Camp Wikoff, Montauk, New York, 1898. A Newspaper Chronicle. Edited by Jeff Heatley. Published by the Montauk Historical Society & Pushcart Press, 1998. Out of print. 

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Please visit: 

Camp Wikoff, National Military Park Proposal

& the other Camp Wikoff portfolios on AAQ / East End.

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