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Original Rough Riders Medal Named And Researched 1st Us Vol Cav A Troop For Sale
Thisis an original medal for a member of the Rough Riders, 1st U.S. Vol Cav., awarded by Theodore Roosevelt when the regiment returned from Cuba. This medal is named on the back to J.D. Randebaugh, (a.k.a. J.D. Raudebaugh) of Troop A, which was raised in Arizona, made up of cowboys and ranchers and led by Capt Buckey O'Neill. Randebaugh is listed twice in the roster, as Randebaugh and Raudebaugh. Note the medal consists of the planchet only, there is no top bar with pin. Front side lists the battles of Las Guasimas San Juan and Santiago has the corps badge pentagon and RR initials. Back is engraved J D Randebaugh A Troop. This medal was commissioned and presented by Col. Rossevelt to the men when they returned to Long Island for quarantine after the fight in Cuba.
Research from ancestry produced a photo of Raudebaugh and a notation that James wrote a letter to his unclethat he"had witnessed the killing of Bucky O'Neil. He and two negro soldiers saw the sniper in a tree and killed him." I can find no reference towho killedthe sniperwho shot Capt O'Neill, who was Raudebaugh's commanding officer. Buckey was courageously standing above the trenches, smoking a cigarette just prior to the famous charge up the hill. His men urged him to come down to avoid the Spanish sniper fire. He reportedly said "The Spanish bullet is not made that will kill me" and was immediately struck through the mouth and died.
With the medal, the winning buyer receives a copy of the U.S. Volunteer Cavalry index card for this soldier, copy of the biographical note referencingO'Neill's deathand photo of Raudebaugh. The information from the Rough Rider roster of James' service is also included.
Please note the following: I do not end sales early or use Buy It Now. I am aware that other named Rough Ridermedals have sold for up to $4,000.This one will sellfor whatever the winning buyerselects. In other words, I will not pull this item tosell privately, as it is unfair to buyers. I have no other items related to this soldier and do not anticipate ever finding the top bar or other medals. This is an original item, not a reproduction medal, which has a differenttype of loop.Condition is as seen in the photos.
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Original Rough Riders Medal Named And Researched 1st Us Vol Cav A Troop: $1,075