Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 406

Price Realized: $ 600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(MILITARY--SPANISH AMERICAN WAR.) NINTH CAVALRY. Company E of the 9th Cavalry. Sepia toned silver print photograph, 7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches, matted and framed. Np, circa 1900-1917

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Some of these men wear medals that would have been awarded during the Spanish American War, where in 1898 the regiment served in the battle of Las Guasimas and the Battle of San Juan Hill alongside Roosevelt's Rough Riders. In 1899 and again in 1904. The 9th cavalry patrolled Yosemite National Park joining other cavalry and infantry as the first Rangers of the park system. Under General John J. Pershing, the regiment fought in the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916.