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Title: From Yauco to Las Marias Author: Karl Stephen Herrman Release Date: December 12, 2003 [eBook #10439] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8858-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FROM YAUCO TO LAS MARIAS*** E-text prepared by Lazar Liveanu and Project Gutenberg Distributed Proofreaders FROM YAUCO TO LAS MARIAS A Recent Campaign in Puerto Rico by the Independent Regular Brigade under the command of BRIG.
GENERAL SCHWAN by KARL STEPHEN HERRMAN [Illustration: Theodore Schwan, Brigadier-General U.S.
Volunteers.] TO ROBERT SMITH COBB MY BROTHER LORD IN CERTAIN ISLES OF FRIENDSHIP AND OWNER OF PRECIOUS CARGO IN MY SHIP OF DREAMS CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Mon Apr 03 02:03:52 2017 2 CHAPTER I The Independent Regular Brigade Place of meeting--Forces comprised by the command--Why we were not like the Volunteers--Characteristics of the professional soldier--Sketches of the more important officers--What we were ordered to do. CHAPTER II The First Day’s March Disposition of our column--The road to Sabana Grande--The infantrymen’s burden--Wayside hospitality--Hard tack and repartee--Into camp and under blankets--Arrival of Macomb’s troop--A smoke-talk. CHAPTER III The People of Puerto Rico Their attitude toward the invading Americans--The proclamation of General Miles--Justice and the private soldier--Depravity of the native masses--Men and women of the better class--Local attributes of life--A hint to the weary. CHAPTER IV The Second Day Begins We march to San German--Removal of the sick from the ambulances--An approaching Spanish force--Our scouts and their leader--Concerning Seor Fijard...





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