The Rescue Of Cuba; An Episode In The Growth Of Free Government

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byAndrew Sloan Draper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... New Names in our History Sailing of Fleet CHAPTER VI The Attack on Santiago GUANTANAMO, Daiquiri, Guasimas, El Caney, San Juan, and Santiago,--these names mark the landing of the American army in Cuba, and the route of progress to a splendid triumph of American arms on that island. But they stand for much more,--for heroism and aggressiveness, for patience, endurance, and persistence, for hardship and death, for the expulsion of the Spaniard, and the final termination of Spanish rule in America. The first armed movement towards the expulsion from Cuba of the Spanish army of nearly 200,000 men, was to establish a blockade of naval vessels along the coast in order to cut off from that army all information and supplies. War actually began on the 21st of April, when the telegraph operator at the White House sent out the President's order to the waiting fleet at Key West to sail instantly to Cuba. For days these warships under Rear-Admiral Sampson had been awaiting that order, ready like racers to spring at the signal. The captains were in the Admiral's cabin on board the New York late in the evening of the 21st when the dispatch arrived. Within an hour the search-lights had begun feeling The Blockade First Actions their way out of the harbor, and before daylight of the 22nd the whole fleet was in the open sea sweeping towards Havana. There was, as yet, however, no army for invasion. The President had not even called for volunteers when our sailors arrived before Morro Castle. Until an adequate invading force could be gathered and equipped it would have been useless to attempt to batter down the powerful fortifications of Havana. While the new troops were assembling in their various camps, it was the navy's business only to look out for the enemy's fleet, and ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... New Names in our History Sailing of Fleet CHAPTER VI The Attack on Santiago GUANTANAMO, Daiquiri, Guasimas, El Caney, San Juan...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217608310

ISBN - 13:9780217608312

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