Accession Number:

AD1120509

Title:

History of the Gatling Gun Detachment Fifth Army Corps, at Santiago, With a Few Unvarnished Truths Concerning that Expedition

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1898-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

357

Abstract:

The history of the Gatling Gun Detachment, Fifth Army Corps, is to a certain extent the his tory of the Santiago campaign. The detachment was organized on the spur of the moment, to utilize material which would otherwise have been useless, and was with the Fifth Corps in all the campaign. It participated in all the fighting of that campaign, except the fight at La Guasimas. and was disbanded upon the return of the Fifth Corps to Montauk. Whatever hardships were endured by the Fifth Corps were shared by this detachment whatever dangers were faced by the Fifth Corps were faced by it also where the hottest fighting occurred this detachment went in and stayed and at the surrender it was paraded, to use the words of General Shafter, Upon that portion of the line which it occupied so promptly and defended so well.

Subject Categories:

  • Guns
  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]