New Jersey as a Colony and as a State; One of the Original Thirteen Volume . 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Guantanamo Bay with the United States Marine Battalion, the vessel was refitted at the navy yard for the United States evacuation committee, and with them proceeded to Havana and from there to Nuevitas. On the 21st of May a large detachment of the. Battalion of the East was mustered into the United States service, and on the 29th of the same month they were transferred from the battalion headquarters on the U. S. S. "Portsmouth" at Hoboken, New Jersey, to the "Badger" at the Morgan Iron Works, New York City. On the 6th of June the "Badger" sailed for Provincetown, Massachusetts, to report for duty with the North Atlantic patrol squadron; giving assistance to the U. S. S. "San Francisco," which was ashore at Cape Cod. The "Badger" then proceeded to the place of its assignment on the coast of Maine. From June 13th until June 20th the vessel was on this duty, with headquarters at Bar Harbor. On the 26th of June the "Badger" left Portland, Maine, for Key West, Florida, reaching there July 1st, and on July 4th arrived in front of Havana, Cuba, and took part in the blockade of that port for one week. On July 11th the vessel was ordered to Nuevitas and the blockading fleet at that port, where she remained until the 26th of July in active service, preventing many vessels from reaching the harbor. On the 26th of July they captured three vessels flying Spanish flags and the red cross, and were told that the Spaniards had yellow fever on board, finding nearly four hundred soldiers, but very few sick. A prize crew took these to Havana. The "Badger" subsequently became, for several days., tbe flagship of Commodore Watson. On the 18th of August she left Guantanamo for Montauk Point, ...
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