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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Acerraderos, (search)
Acerraderos, A town in the province of Santiago, Cuba, on the Caribbean Sea, a few miles west of the entrance to the harbor of Santiago. It was here that General Garcia, the commander of the Cuban army, established his camp just before the opening of the Santiago campaign in 1898. The United States fleet arrived off Santiago on June 21, and as soon as possible General Shafter and Admiral Sampson went ashore and arranged with General Garcia for the co-operation of the Cubans under his command. The landing of the United States troops and the operations of the American army from that time till the surrender of Santiago were greatly facilitated by General Garcia and his army. See Daiquiri.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Aguadores, (search)
Aguadores, A port in the province of Santiago, Cuba, a few miles east of the entrance to Santiago harbor. On June 6, 1898, the defences at this place, as well as the shore batteries off Santiago, were bombarded by Admiral Sampson, ten vessels of all grades being engaged and operating in a double line. This movement was executed for the purpose of concentrating the attention of the Spaniards to this point in order to secure the success of operations at Caimanera, in the Bay of Guantanamo, 40 miles east of Santiago, which were carried out on the following (lay.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayamon, (search)
Bayamon, A province on the north coast of Porto Rico; bounded on the east by that of Humacao, on the south by those of Ponce and Guayama, and on the west by that of Arecibo (q. v.). The chief city and seaport is San Juan (q. v.), the fortifications of which were several times bombarded by a portion of the fleet under Admiral Sampson in 1898. The city was also the objective point of the military expedition under Gen. Nelson A. Miles (q. v.), which was stopped on its triumphal march by the signing of the protocol of peace. The formal transfer of the island to the United States also took place in this city.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blount, William, 1744-1800 (search)
cess was discontinued in the House. His popularity in Tennessee was increased by these proceedings, and he became, by the voice of the people, a State Senator and president of that body. He died in Knoxville, Tenn., March 21, 1800. Blue, Victor, naval officer; horn in Marion, S. C.. Dec. 6, 1865; entered the United States Naval Academy, Sept. 6, 1883; was an assistant engineer in 1889-92; then promoted to ensign; served on the Alliance and Thetis; and was assigned to duty at the Naval Academy, Sept. 28, 1896. When the war with Spain broke out he was promoted to lieutenant, and ordered to the gunboat Suwanee. On June 11, 1898, he was landed at Acerraderos, Cuba, made his way to the top of a hill overlooking Santiago Harbor, and definitely located Admiral Cervera's Spanish fleet in the harbor. This journey was one of 72 miles in extent, and was wholly within the enemy's lines. For this successful achievement he was commended by Rear-Admiral Sampson and the Secretary of the Navy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clark, Charles Edgar 1843- (search)
, and the bombardment of Fort Morgan, Aug. 23. He was promoted lieutenant in 1867; lieutenantcommander in 1868; commander in 1881; and captain, June 21, 1896; and was given command of the Monterey. He held this post till March, 1898, when he was given command of the battle-ship Oregon, then at San Francisco, under orders to hurry her around Cape Horn to the vicinity of Cuba. He made the now famous run of 14,000 miles to Key West in sixty-five days, arriving at his destination on May 26. This was the longest and quickest trip of any battle-ship afloat. Despite her long voyage, the Oregon immediately joined Admiral Sampson's squadron. Captain Clark's excellent discipline was evident in the effective work against the Spanish fleet at Santiago. In company with the Brooklyn, he gave chase to the Vizcaya, the Colon, and the flag-ship of Admiral Cervera, the Maria Teresa, and aided in the destruction of each. In 1899 Captain Clark was assigned to duty at the navy-yard, Philadelphia.
forward magazines. 8. The court has been unable to obtain evidence fixing the responsibility for the destruction of the Maine upon any person or persons. W. T. Sampson, Captain, United States Navy, President. A. Marix, Lieutenant-Commander, United States Navy, Judge-Advocate. The court having finished the Inquiry it was ordered to make, adjourned at 11 A. M., to await the action of the convening authority. W. T. Sampson, Captain, United States Navy, President. A. Marix, Lieutenant-Commander, United States Navy, Judge-Advocate. United States flag-ship New York, March 22, 1898, off Key West, Fla. The proceedings and findings of the cs of its military and naval forces. Under Article IV., the following military commission was appointed for Cuba: American, Maj.-Gen. James F. Wade, Rear-Admiral William T. Sampson, Maj.-Gen. Matthew C. Butler; Spanish, Maj-Gen. Gonzales Parrado, Rear-Admiral Pastor y Landero, Marquis Montero. Under the direction of these commis
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sampson, William Thomas 1840- (search)
Sampson, William Thomas 1840- Naval officer; born in Palmyra, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1840; graduated aarbor of Santiago with his fleet. On May 31, Sampson bombarded the fortifications at the entrance tempted to escape from Santiago Harbor, Rear-Admiral Sampson, with the flag-ship New York, was abouith General Shafter. In the absence of Rear-Admiral Sampson the command of the American fleet devolfleet was fought on plans formulated by Rear-Admiral Sampson, who was unable to reach the scene of tntroversy arose between the friends of Rear-Admirals Sampson and Schley. This extended into the Cond to authorize the President to appoint both Sampson and Schley to that grade, but this measure al. After the close of the hostilities Rear-Admiral Sampson was appointed one of the three Americango battle.—The following is the text of Rear-Admiral Sampson's report as commander-in-chief of the U remainder. The report of the board will be speedily forwarded. Very respectfully, W. T. Sampson.[1 more...]