This article is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action.
The Rough Riders
By Game ape
This is a fine first hand account of the establishment of the Rough Riders and their travails and engagement of the enemy in the Spanish American War at the close of the 19th century. Heroism abounds in Teddy Roosevelt's recounting of the various skirmishes in the jungles of Cuba and the battle of San Juan Hill that led to the surrender of Santiago, Cuba.