Rough Riders historical memorabilia of James Robb Church, M.D.

Late 19th/Early 20th Century
From the Collection of James Robb Church, M.D., Assistant Surgeon assigned to 1st Volunteer Regiment (Rough Riders), Spanish-American War, comprising:

A framed autographed and inscribed black and white photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, from Col. Theodore Roosevelt to James Church, inscribed: "To James Robb Church, 1st Vol Reg Surgeon from Theodore Roosevelt, Col 1st USV Calvary"
Sight: 8.5" H x 5.5" W; frame: 15.625" H x 12.75" W x 0.5" D

A framed personal letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to James Church, dated December 30, 1904 on White House letterhead
Sight: 8.75" H x 6.75" W; frame: 10" H x 8.25" W x 0.375" D

A custom tankard derived from an 1895 Berndorf German Mountain Howitzer 88mm shell, with an applied nickeled-silver handle and engraved shield which reads "From the Spanish Mountain Battery to the American Army, San Juan Hill, July 1st, 1898, James Robb Church," retrofitted for lamp wiring
7.625" H x 5.25" W x 3" D

A leather cased Henry S. Wellcome Medal from the Association of Military Surgeons United States, awarded to J. R. Church, with accompanying full leather-bound booklet describing the award
Medal: 1.875" Dia.; booklet: 3" H x 2.875" W

Four hand-written diaries from James Robb Church, recording his observations and thoughts during his attachment to the French military medical corps in 1916, each diary is complete with detailed narratives and photographs of his journey during WWI

9 pieces

  • Notes: Church was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 for his heroic act of carrying multiple wounded soldiers through a hail of Spanish bullets at the Battle of Las Guasimas, June 24th, 1898.
  • Condition: Each overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, and wear commensurate with age. The medallion box's lid is detached. Photo and letter not examined out of frame. The books wth typical handling and age-related wear, foxing, toning, small tears/folds to pages, bindings loose on each, one with a detached cover.

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