Medal of Honor Winners
Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Daniel Murray Collection
Dennis Bell (c. 1900). Soon after the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Bell, a member of the 10th Cavalry regiment, was sent to Cuba to provide support to insurgents. Though an initial raid was able to make it ashore at Tayabacao, subsequent assaults were unable to land, leaving a number of American soldiers stranded. Bell, along with three other black soldiers (and co-Medal of Honor recipients), took on severe fire but was ultimately able to retrieve the soldiers.