SUMMARY From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th U.S. Cavalry. In the foreground a score of troopers are pulling, lifting and hauling an ambulance from a flat car. It slides down the inclined planks with a sudden rush that makes the men "hustle" to keep it from falling off. Drill engine on the next track darts past with sharp quick puffs of smoke. A very brisk scene. 50 feet. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1898; 31431. Original main title lacking. Camera, William Paley. Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umlegen. Filmed May 1, 1898, in Tampa, Florida. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 2 [MI]. SUBJECTS Spanish-American War, 1898--Equipment and supplies. Military railroads--Cargo--Florida. Loading and unloading--Florida--Tampa. United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 9th. United States.--Army--Transportation--Equipment and supplies. United States.--Army--Ambulances. Ambulances--Florida--Tampa. Soldiers--Florida--Tampa. Tampa (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FLA 3052 (ref print) FRA 0382 (dupe neg) LC 38 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0038 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0038
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