from the San Juan Heights

Walker, Dale L.
July 2008
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p17
The article focuses on some lessons learned from the attack at San Juan Heights by U.S. soldiers during the Spanish-American War in 1898. On June 20, V Corps landed at the villages of Daiquiri and Siboney. Major General William Rufus Shafter, V Corps commander, established his headquarters near an overlook called El Pozo from which he and his officers could observe the San Juan Heights and El Caney village. In a planned attack, the U.S. units captured San Juan Hill within 20 minutes and all of San Juan Heights within an hour.


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