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CHAPTER 1 3 The Maine is sunk. The United States declares war on Spain. Patriotism and romance - Hearst stirs the blood. I enlist. Free drinks and red flannel bellybands. CHAPTER 2 8 Camp Black. Drill, we learn the bugles, drill, police the area, drill. We learn to curse hardtack and enjoy whisky and good fellowship. CHAPTER 3 19 Comrades-in-arms - a cross section of America. I ac- quire a nickname. We board the steamship Seneca, bound for Cuba and glory. We disembark at Hoboken. CHAPTER 4 34 Our "march" to the sea by railroad. The Yankees and Richmond again. We get a mascot. Naked in the State of Georgia, or Southern Hospitality. CHAPTER 5 44 The Waycross Coffee Riot. Alligator fishing - Lake- land, Florida. I become a mule skinner. Camp ath- letics: poker, craps and whip duels. CHAPTER 6 53 The Sheriff and the Provost Guard. Local option (dry) and how to get a bourbon milk shake. Drill! CHAPTER 7 66 Heat stroke paves the way to Tampa Heights. The plight of Jim the Cook. Payday at last. "Smooching" taught by an expert. CHAPTER 8 75 The horse-collar pack and striking camp. Ptomaine. The transport Vigilancia. The sporting sandbar of Port Tampa - soldiers only. CHAPTER 9 90 Landing drill. The tin-can transport fleet moves. We're off to Cuba! The night's sing-song and the day's monotony. CHAPTER 10 101 I trade art for grub and water. First sight of Cuba. The dynamite cruiser Vesuvius. The horses drown. The Rough Rider rush. We land at Siboney. CHAPTER 11 117 The Rough Riders ambushed at Las Guasimas. We rush to their aid. The sounds of combat! The wounded trickle back. Every man a cook. CHAPTER 12 126 The Cuban rebel troops arrive - ragged but heroic men. Cuban prostitutes and Spanish cartridges for rebel rifles. CHAPTER 13 133 Ed Marshall, Hearst's man, gets shot. "Shafter's Dock." Mule packing. I become an official smoocher and get frustrated. CHAPTER 14 143 The Merrimac is sunk. We jack ammunition. Making our first camp. CHAPTER 15 148 "With ball cartridge--loadl" We scout the right flank. On picket, left flank. The shooting starts - land crabs repelled. Spanish bugles just across the valley. We draw five days' rations and move out. CHAPTER 16 161 A nice cool morning for a battle. Hearst reviews the troops at the front. Jungle fighting ahead. The balloon gives our range to the Spaniards. We go into the jungle trail to Bloody Ford. CHAPTER 17 I8I Brigadier General Hawkins the spearhead at San Juan. Lieutenant Ord leads the charge that captures San Juan. Ord dies on the crest. The Gatlings. CHAPTER 18 190 On the Hill. Will the Spaniards return? "Everyone under coverl" We cover a withdrawal and lose twenty men. We sleep in ranks, and then dig all night. Our stragglers. CHAPTER 19 210 Our errors in strategy. The blunder of Bloody Ford. Casualties at Bloody Ford reach four hundred. Gen- eral Kent votes for retreatl CHAPTER 20 225 In the trenches. The night attack. We move to Misery Hill for the duration. Rations give out - except for hardtack. General Miles's Testudol The fake bom- bardment of Santiago. Santiago surrenders and disease strikes. CHAPTER 21 249 The war is over/ The Y.M.C.A. arrives and the chap- lain takes over. Disease strikes deeper. Taps and fu- neral volleys are stopped. My detail goes to Santiago to unload the Vigilancia. CHAPTER 22 269 Food in plenty - Red Cross stores! We live high and so do our germs. I turn cook. Our Captain gives a din- ner with unexpected results. Worcestershire sauce and brandy. CHAPTER 23 286 Medicines and rations in trenches still scanty. General Shafter's ice and champagne. Home? Any day! We board the transport Grande Duchesse. Five men to a cabin sick or well. Looting the hold. We sail for Long Island. CHAPTER 24 301 A bath! The silhouette of Long Island at dawn. Quarantined. Prisoners or patients? The fight for sur- vival. We forage for food. Fever and dysentery. How we measured time. CHAPTER 25 318 Saved by the storm. Tents go down in the night. Pre- paring for the Secretary of War's inspection. I am appointed spokesman for my tent. I get a pass. CHAPTER 26 336 Into New York via the famous Long Island Rail Road. I reach Roosevelt Hospital. Food, rest, and de- lousing. I survive.Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Post, Charles Johnson, 1873-1956, Santiago Campaign, 1898 Personal narratives, Spanish-American War, 1898 Personal narratives, United States, Army, New York Infantry Regiment, 71st (Militia), (1852- )Santiago Campaign, 1898 Pictorial works, Spanish-American War, 1898 Pictorial works, Soldiers as artists United States Biography