The Santiago Campaign of 1898: A Soldier's View of the Spanish-American War

Hardcover | July 1, 1993

byA. B. Feuer

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This story is an account of the Santiago, Cuba, land campaign of the Spanish-American War, as conducted by General William R. Shafter's Fifth Army Corps. The narrative is based on firsthand information gathered from handwritten diaries, memoirs, and regimental and company histories of the men who participated in the campaign. These chronicles of frontline action paint an entirely different picture of what has been called "The Splendid Little War." The opponent, far from being the cowardly Spanish soldier of myth, is revealed to be a courageous, resourceful foe. Furthermore, the attack on the outer defenses of Santiago was totally mismanaged by William Shafter, the American General in command, and his incompetent staff. Only the U.S. Navy's victory over the Spanish squadron on July 3, 1898, rescued the army from disaster.

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This story is an account of the Santiago, Cuba, land campaign of the Spanish-American War, as conducted by General William R. Shafter's Fifth Army Corps. The narrative is based on firsthand information gathered from handwritten diaries, memoirs, and regimental and company histories of the men who participated in the campaign. These chr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.6 × 6.39 × 0.85 inPublished:July 1, 1993Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275944794

ISBN - 13:9780275944797

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.,."Feuer skillfully combines a scholarly overview of the war with firsthand accounts by participants from both sides. The latter are particularly useful in transporting the reader from his present-day vantage point to the combatants' time, so that he can see the war through their eyes."-Military History