Theodore Roosevelt Virtual Exhibit

Spanish-American War

The Black Troopers Bookcover
The Black Troopers  Bookcover
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Many of the books in the Squair Collection are not specifically about Theodore Roosevelt, but instead are concerned with TR’s life and times. Many are also very rare. Because of Roosevelt’s importance in the Spanish-American War, there are many books about that war.

The Black Troopers, or The Daring Heroism of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War by Miles V. Lynk (Jackson, Tenn.: M.V. Lynk Publishing House, 1899) was published a year after the war. Lynk recounts the heroism of the troopers in the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25 Infantry, as well as noting the loss of nearly 20 African-Americans in the sinking of the Maine.

Last Updated: June 17, 2009