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US soldiers in the Spanish-American War: Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, 1895PG-V, engraved in ob

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US soldiers in the Spanish-American War: Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, 1895PG-V, engraved in ob
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US soldiers in the Spanish-American War: Puerto Rico (under Spain), 1 peso, 1895PG-V, engraved in obverse fields with BLACK, ALGER, BROOKE / PONCE, COAMO, ASAMONTE to left and MASS / MISS / WALDORF-ASTORIA to right, ex-Archilla. KM-24. 24.78 grams. Engraved by a serviceman from Brooklyn, New York in service with Troop C of the New York Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. His story during the war is carved into this coin as the troop went from Camp Black, New York to Camp Alger, Virginia, then on to Camp Brooke, Virginia. They then sailed aboard the USS Massachusetts (Mass. on the coin) to Puerto Rico, eventually landing and marching on Ponce by Aug. 8. The Troop then moved on Coamo and played a pivotal role during the Battle of Coamo by pushing and chasing the Spanish troops from their position. Troop C followed the Spanish troops back to Asomante (spelled Asamonte on the coin) where they came under artillery fire from an entrenched Spanish battery. In conjunction with the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Troop C pushed the Spanish soldiers from their position. Upon the signing of the armistice between the US and Spain, Troop C left Puerto Rico on Sept. 3, 1898 aboard the USS Mississippi (Miss. on the coin) for New York. They arrived on Sept. 10 and, after a period of furlough, were mustered out of service on Nov. 25. The Waldorf-Astoria engraving refers to a veterans meeting at the hotel, most likely the 1899 parade for Admiral Dewey. Troop C of the New York Calvary commanded by Captain Charles I. DeBevoise participated in the parade. The event ended with a reception at the Waldorf Astoria, thereby completing the journey depicted on the coin. AU overall, lightly cleaned with rainbow toning on reverse around rims, bold engraving work. Pedigreed to the Efrain Archilla Diez collection.