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Troops making military road in front of Santiago

SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Shows 34th Michigan boys hard at work with pick and shovel, preparing the way for passage of siege guns. From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 456) NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 3Sept1898; 52059. 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): Umtraumen. Filmed ca. June or July 1898, near Santiago, Cuba. 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 catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 34 [MI]. SUBJECTS Military roads--Cuba--Design and construction. Soldiers--Cuba. Clearing of land--Cuba. Spanish-American War, 1898--Campaigns--Cuba. United States.--Army--Military construction operations. United States.--Army--Transportation--Equipment and supplies. Transportation, Military--Cuba. Santiago de Cuba (Cuba)--History, Military--19th century. Actuality--Short. War (Nonfiction)--Short. RELATED NAMES Paley, William Daly, 1857-1924, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) CALL NUMBER FEA 7619 (ref print) LC 989 (paper pos) DIGITAL ID sawmp 0989
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