Rescue at Tayacoba    

On June 30th a reconnaissance party was sent ashore at Tayacoba, Cuba and was promptly surrounded, ambushed, and all avenues of retreat to their ship blocked.  Under cover of darkness that night, four men of the 10th Cavalry voluntarily went ashore to rescue the beleaguered force after four rescue missions by Cuban forces had failed during the day.
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Dennis Bell
Private, U.S. Army

Born:   December 28, 1866 at Washington, DC
Entered Service:   Washington, DC
Date/Place of Action:   June 30, 1898 - Tayabacoa, Cuba
Unit:  Troop H, 10th US Cavalry
Presentation:  Presented on June 23, 1899
Date of Death:   September 25, 1953
Buried at:  Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, VA

Fitz Lee
Private, U.S. Army

Born:   June, 1866 at Dinwiddie County, VA
Entered Service:    Philadelphia, PA
Date/Place of Action:  June 30, 1898 - Tayabacoa, Cuba
Unit:  Troop M, 10th US Cavalry
Presentation:
  Presented on June 23, 1899
Date of Death:  September 14, 1899
Buried at:  Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery - Leavenworth, KS

 William H. Thompkins
Private, U.S. Army

Born:  October 03, 1872 at Paterson, NJ
Entered Service:    Paterson, NJ
Date/Place of Action:  June 30, 1898 - Tayabacoa, Cuba
Unit:  Troop G, 10th US Cavalry
Presentation:  Presented on June 23, 1899
Date of Death:   September 24, 1916
Buried at:   San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, CA

George Henry Wanton
Private
, U.S. Army

Born:   May 15, 1868 at Paterson, NJ
Entered Service:   Paterson, NJ
Date/Place of Action:  June 30, 1898 - Tayabacoa, Cuba
Unit:   Troop M, 10th US Cavalry
Presentation:  Presented on June 23, 1899
Date of Death:  November 27, 1940
Buried at:   Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, VA

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