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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bates, John Coalter, 1842- (search)
Bates, John Coalter, 1842- Military officer; born in St. Charles county, Mo., Aug. 26, 1842; educated at Washington University (St. Louis). He entered the army in 1861, and served on the staff of Gen. George G. Meade from the battle of Gettysburg to the close of the war. In 1863-62 he held the rank of captain; in 1882-86 that of lieutenant-colonel: in 1886-92 that of colonel. He was president of the board which devised the present drill and firing regulations, and a member of the board which adopted the Krag-Jorgensen rifle. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and for the Santiago campaign was promoted major-general. In 1899 he was appointed military governor of Cienfuegos, Cuba. On the reorganization of the regular army in February, 1901. he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Blockade. (search)
ly life lost on the Union side on that occasion. Captain Ward was the first naval officer killed during the war. His body was conveyed to the navy-yard at Brooklyn, where, on the North Carolina, it lay in state, and was then taken to Hartford, where imposing funeral ceremonies were performed in the Roman Catholic cathedral. In September, 1861, General McClellan was ordered to co-operate with the naval force on the Potomac River in removing the blockade, but he failed to do so; and it was kept up until the Confederates voluntarily abandoned their position in front of Washington in 1862. See Charleston, S. C.; Mobile, Ala.; Savannah, Ga.; Wilmington, N. C. On April 22, 1898, President McKinley proclaimed a blockade of all ports on the north coast of Cuba, between Cardenas and Bahia Honda (Havana being about midway between the two), and of the port of Cienfuegos, on the south coast, and kept a strong naval force there to enforce it. See Berlin decree, the; Cuba; orders in council.
accompanies an existent state of war between sovereign powers. The position of Spain being thus made known, and the demands of the United States being denied, with a complete rupture of intercourse by the act of Spain, I have been constrained in exercise of the power and authority conferred upon me by the joint resolution aforesaid, to proclaim under date of April 22, 1898, a blockade of certain ports of the north coast of Cuba lying between Cardenas and Bahia Honda, and of the port of Cienfuegos, on the south coast of Cuba, and, further, in exercise of my constitutional powers, and using the authority conferred upon me by the act of Congress, approved April 22, 1898, to issue my proclamation, dated April 23, 1898, calling for volunteers in order to carry into effect the said resolutions of April 20, 1898. Copies of these proclamations are hereto appended. In view of the measures so taken, and with a view to the adoption of such other measures as may be necessary to enable me t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Schley, Winfield Scott 1839- (search)
Squadron, should have proceeded with utmost despatch off Cienfuegos and should have maintained a close blockade of that port. He should have endeavored on May 23, at Cienfuegos, to obtain information regarding the Spanish squadron by communicat.15 A. M. of that date. He should have proceeded from Cienfuegos to Santiago de Cuba with all despatch, and should have d opinion of the undersigned the passage from Key West to Cienfuegos was made by the Flying Squadron with all possible despatore Schley having In view the importance of arriving off Cienfuegos with as much coal as possible in the ships' bunkers. The blockade of Cienfuegos was effective. Commodore Schley, in permitting the steamer Adula to enter the port of CienfuegCienfuegos, expected to obtain information concerning the Spanish squadron from her when she came out. The passage from CienfuegCienfuegos to a point about 22 miles south of Santiago was made with as much despatch as was possible while keeping the squadron a
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
5. Commodore Dewey's fleet sailed from Hong-Kong for the Philippines. April 26. Congress passed an act for the increase of the regular army. April 27. Batteries at Matanzas were bombarded. April 30. Admiral Cervera's fleet left the Cape de Verde Islands for the West Indies. May 1. Commodore Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila. American loss, six men slightly wounded. May 5-7. Riots in Spain. May 11. Commodore Dewey was made a rear-admiral. May 11. Attack on Cienfuegos and Cardenas. Ensign Bagley and four men on the torpedo-boat Winslow were killed. May 11. Admiral Cervera's fleet appeared off Martinique. May 12. Admiral Sampson bombarded San Juan de Porto Rico. May 13. The flying squadron left Hampton roads for eastern Cuba, via Key West. May 18. A new Spanish ministry under SeƱor Sagasta came into office. May 19. Admiral Cervera's fleet arrived in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba. May 22. The cruiser Charleston sailed from San Franc