V. Hansen papers, 1899

By Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: V. Hansen papers, 1899

Predominant Dates:1899

ID: ASM0289

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains a manuscript of over 11000 words on 72 pages regarding service in the Spanish-American War. Written by V. Hansen of Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment, the account begins by detailing the organization of the Fifth army and the Rough Riders in Tampa Bay, Florida. Hansen tells of encountering Colonel Roosevelt and refers to the Rough Riders several times during battle descriptions. Hansen describes the rough sea trip on the transport ship "Saratoga," the preliminary naval maneuvers, and the uneventful landing at Sibonay. Numerous stories are told of the various fighting men, included one of a Cuban soldier who killed his horse to feed his starving family, upon which he was tortured and executed as military punishment.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: V. Hansen Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: V. Hansen Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida