Proceedings Volume 26, PT. 1

Proceedings Volume 26, PT. 1

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Officers even land on the Cuban coast, searching for information. On the 8th, the Department, with great good sense, demands certain explanations. How were the ships in question recognized as being Spaniards, or as armored or unarmored? And here already we have the Resolute less affirmative--she saw nothing but lights, . But the other one holds out; captain, officers, crew, all are agreed, having observed the enemy for half an hour at the distance of a mile. Immediately, a monitor is despatched to Havana, the cruisers at Tampa are reinforced to the number of four, and a field battery is established at the end of the jetty! On the ioth of June, Sampson replies in the most sceptical manner, all the time inveighing against the unforeseen delay. Finally, on the 12th of June, it is announced that the vessels seen by the Eagle were the Armeria, Scorpion, and Supply, which had been exactly in that position at the time specified. Finally, on the 12th of June, there are thirty-seven transports and lighters gathered at Tampa. A new delay which is now to occur is caused by the difficulty experienced in renewing their supply of fresh water. They are protected by the Annapolis, Castine, Helena, Hornet and Resolute. They are to rendezvous at Rebecca Shoals with the Indiana, Detroit, Bancroft, Wasp, Eagle, Osceola, Wompatuck, Manning and two torpedo-boats, the Ericsson and Rodgers. It will be necessary to keep a sharp lookout. It is reported that there are five small Spanish cruisers at Puerto Rico! And, in the meantime, the battalion of marines landed at Guantanamo is pressed so closely that Sampson makes the most urgent demands for reinforcements. Finally, at half-past eight on the evening of the 15th, the transports arrive in disorder, at seven knots'...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870514
  • 9781236870513