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Movie: U.S. Cavalry Supplies Unloading at Tampa, Florida

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th U.S. Cavalry. In the foreground a score of troopers are pulling, lifting and hauling an ambulance from a flat car. It slides down the inclined planks with a sudden rush that makes the men "hustle" to keep it from falling off. Drill engine on the next track darts past with sharp quick puffs of smoke. A very brisk scene.

Filmed May 1, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.

Movie credit: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

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