Why was the Battle of San Juan Hill important?


Why was the Battle of San Juan Hill important?

General Joseph Wheeler:

Joseph Wheeler was a military man, farmer, and politician, and he started his military career following graduation from West Point in 1859. His time in the US Army was short, as he resigned to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Following the Civil War, he would go on to serve in Congress (a couple of weeks in 1882, 1884-1900), and at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he was commissioned as a major general in command of the volunteer cavalries.

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The Battle of San Juan Hill was important, because it gave the American Army a tactical location for the siege of Santiago de Cuba and allowed for...

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Major Battles of the Spanish-American War


Chapter 4 / Lesson 11

Explore the key battles in the Spanish-American War. Identify the dates when the Spanish-American War happened and discover the causes and results of the war.

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