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Camp Wikoff: A Close Look at Montauk’s Recuperative Encampment for Spanish-American War Combatants at Rogers Memorial Library

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Camp Wikoff: A Close Look at Montauk’s Recuperative Encampment for Spanish-American War Combatants

When the Fifth Army Corps, including Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, returned to Montauk in the summer of 1898 following its swift and decisive victories over Spanish forces at Santiago de Cuba in the Spanish-American War, the men were mostly in terrible shape. Jeff Heatley, who told the story of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Camp Wikoff in his Book “Bully!” has done extensive research on the camp and Theodore Roosevelt’s role in the war, which made him a hero and paved the way for his political career.

CONTACT: Adult Programs 631-283-0774 x 523 programs@myrml.org

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Date:
January 17, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Phone
631.283.0774

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