San Juan Hill


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San Juan Hill

An elevation in eastern Cuba near Santiago de Cuba. It was captured by Cuban and American forces on July 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders became famous for a charge up the hill during the battle.
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San′ Juan′ Hill′


n.
a hill in SE Cuba, near Santiago de Cuba: captured by U.S. forces during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
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Noun1.San Juan Hill - a hill in eastern Cuba (near Santiago de Cuba) that was captured during the Spanish-American War; "Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders became famous for their charge up San Juan Hill"
Cuba - the largest island in the West Indies
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A decorated soldier, Colonel Roosevelt earned the Medal of Honor for the valor he showed leading his Rough Riders up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War.
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