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EDUCATION: Jeff Heatley Talk at the Montauk Library
Sunday, October 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Jeff Heatley. Camp Wilkoff: A Close Look at MontaukÕs Recuperative Encampment for Spanish-American War Combatants. When the Fifth Army Corps, including RooseveltÕs Rough Riders, came to Montauk in the summer of 1898 following their victories in the Spanish-American War, the men were mostly in terrible shape. Jeff Heatley, who told the story of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and Camp Wikoff in his book ÒBully!Ó has done extensive research on the camp and Theodore RooseveltÕs role in the war, which made him a hero and paved the way for his political career.