Utah gunners against Dons and rebels
This book about the Utah Batteries of light artillery as they served during the Spanish-American War, written by one of their number who resolved to complete the task even before the regiment left California for the Philippines, also benefits from being an authentic first-hand, eye-witness account which allows the reader to share in the more intimate aspects of their campaign. Some 350 strong, the Utah Gunners were only a small part of Greene's Brigade of 13,000 men, but their influence proved to be far more significant than their numbers might suggest. Sailing to Luzon in 1898, they first saw action against Spanish forces and Philippines under Aguinaldo, involvement in the hotly contested assault on Manila followed . They were later involved in operations against Tagalan tribesmen, against breastwork defences at Calcoon and San Lazarus Cemetery, and later at Sampaloe and Santa Mesa. The battery's actions were split between those on land-where traversing difficult terrain and tropical jungle they fought at Calumpit and San Fernando-and those afloat-where their guns were mounted onto river gunboats for fighting in at Morong, Santa Cruz, San Luiz and Candaba. The Utah gunners upheld the finest traditions of the light artillery, always ensuring that their guns were in action when and wherever they were needed irrespective of the difficulties involved. An excellent view of the Spanish-American War.
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