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San Juan Hill The scene of a severe engagement between the American and Spanish troops near El Caney, while the American army was on its march towards Santiago. After the engagement at Las Guasimas (q. v.), the time up to June 30 was spent in concentrating the American troops and making preparations for farther advance. To t
ks previously mentioned in the road, utilizing both trails, but more especially the one to the left, and, crossing the creek, formed for attack in the front of San Juan Hill.
During this formation the 2d Brigade suffered severely.
While personally superintending this movement, its gallant commander, Colonel Wikoff, was killed.
T he city.
On the extreme front I was myself in command, with fragments of the six cavalry regiments and the two batteries under me. The Spaniards made one or
San Juan Hill. two efforts to retake the line, but were promptly driven back.
Both General Sumner and you sent me word to hold the line at all hazards, and that night we