Stoughton Area Veterans Memorial Park: Spanish-American War 1898: The Battle for San Juan Hill

© Photographed May 5, 2018
Dedicated October 2017
Sponsored by The Bryant Foundation
Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin
42°56'23.4"N 89°14'45.9"W
42.939842, -89.246084
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San Juan hill was a decisive battle during the Spanish-American War that occurred on July 1, 1898. Also known as San Juan Heights, the battle for the hill was the war's bloodiest and most famous.
San Juan Hill overlooked the Santiago de Cuba Harbor, where the Spanish fleet was docked. This strategic position would allow U.S. forces to attack the harbor from multiple directions.
Theodore Roosevelt, the Battle Commander the future President of the United States, led the Rough Riders, a volunteer unit comprised mostly of cowboys and college students. Within the Rough Riders was an all-black regiment, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, who did much of the heavy fighting. 
Following the U.S. victory at San Juan Hill, the Spanish fleet was destroyed. Spain surrendered the City of Santiago along with the rest of Cuba on July 17, 1898.
 235 Americans were killed and 1,180 were wounded in The Battle for San Juan Hill.
The memorial is located at Stoughton Area Veterans Memorial Park, accessible from westbound County Highway B, at its intersection with Country Club Road, Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589.

The pillar is the second from the right.

 The memorial is located at Stoughton Area Veterans Memorial Park.

The memorial is located in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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