Theodore Roosevelt 1898 Letter Signed as Rough Rider – Sent From Camp Wikoff


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26th President.  Manuscript letter signed “T. Roosevelt”, August 27, 1898, sent from Camp Wikoff in Montauk, Long Island, in full:

I am very much obliged to you, but I fear I could not make any such arrangements at present. 

Presented beautifully matted and framed with an image and plaque to overall size 32×27.

One of the most famous of all the units in the history of the American armed services, “Rough Riders” was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. After their heroics at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba, the war soon ended and by August 14, 1898 the Rough Riders were back in the United States and encamped at Montauk at the tip of Long island. They would be mustered out on September 15 and pass into history.

Highly uncommon correspondence from the future President while with this troops on Long Island.