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Glossary Term – Event
The First Volunteer Cavalry, or “Rough Riders,” was formed in March 1898 for action in the Spanish-American War. Future president Theodore Roosevelt served as the Riders’ colonel.
Glossary Term – Organization
The Rough Riders were the members of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, a regiment made up of men from all walks of life and led by Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. Under Roosevelt’s leadership, the Rough Riders saw victory at the Battle of Santiago and the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba, which earned them a reputation as a brave and heroic unit.