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Black Yauco
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Spanish American War Horse. The conscripted Quartermaster horses used by Colonel Webb C. Hayes, the son of US President Rutherford B. Hayes, were many. "Chickamauga" was ridden at the time he was slightly wounded during a skirmish with Spanish forces during the Puerto Rico campaign, then later killed in the assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.. He was aboard "Piddig," a Filipino pony during the deed which earned him The Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in the Philippines. A unit of the expedition was trapped on the Island of Virgin. From the beach, the twosome passed through Spanish lines at night to make contact with the beleaguered force while again returning via hostile enemy lines to the main garrison with information instrumental in saving and rendering assistance to the unit. The pony was brought back to the U.S.and lived out his final days at Spiegle Grove and upon his death was buried on the knoll. However, his most called upon warhorse was Yauco, who received his name during what was the most notable skirmish between Spanish and American forces in Puerto Rico, The Battle of Yauco. This steed was not only a veteran of Puerto Rico, but ridden by Colonel Webb C. Hayes, during campaigns in Cuba and the Philippines. In the postwar, the coal-black war horse had an extensive career as a military ceremonial horse while his master, commanding Troop A, in Washington was the personal escort of Presidents. Major participating events...second inauguration and then the funeral of President McKinley, at the inauguration President Taft, however ridden by his nephew, Navel Academy midshipman Webb C. Hayes II. Black Yauco was retired to Spiegle Grove, living the good life until his death at age 30. He was interred on the Knoll, an area reserved for horses of the Hayes family. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
Burial:
Rutherford B Hayes State Memorial
Fremont
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
Plot: The Knoll, horse burial area
 
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Originally Created by: Brent Nimmo
Record added: Oct 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9726206
Black Yauco
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