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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), Adams, John Quincy, 1767- (search)
ty by the grant of a foreign prince under conditions equivalent to the concession by them of exclusive commercial advantages to one nation, adapted altogether to the state of colonial vassalage and retaining little of independence but the name. Our plenipotentiaries will be instructed to present these views to the assembly at Panama, and, should they not he concurred in, to decline acceding to any arrangement which may be proposed upon different principles. The condition of the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico is of deeper import and more immediate bearing upon the present interests and future prospects of our Union. The correspondence herewith transmitted will show how earnestly it has engaged the attention of this government. The invasion of both those islands by the united forces of Mexico and Colombia is avowedly among the objects to be matured by the belligerent states at Panama. The convulsions to which, from the peculiar composition of their population, they would be liable
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), Alvarado, Pedro de, 1485- (search)
Alvarado, Pedro de, 1485- A, Spanish conqueror in America; born in Badajos, Spain, about 1485. Sailing from Spain to Cuba, in 1518, he accompanied Grijalva on his exploring expedition along the Gulf coasts. Alvarado made explorations and discoveries on the coast of California, and was killed in a skirmish with the natives in New Galicia, June 4, 1541.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Annexed Territory, status of. (search)
tates of the Union. If this view were allowed, the attitude of the courts to the question would not be much changed; for they could not inquire as to the purpose of Congress, nor, I suppose, overrule the judgment of Congress as to the adaptability of territory for the creation of States. The appeal would be to Congress to limit the use of the power. The islands of Hawaii, of Porto Rico, and of the Philippine Archipelago have been taken over, not for a temporary purpose, as in the case of Cuba, but to have and to hold forever as a part of the region over which the sovereignty of the United States extends. We have not put ourselves under any pledge as to them — at least, not of a written sort. Indeed, we have not, it is said, made up our minds as to anything affecting the Philippines, save this — that they are a part of our national domain, anti that the inhabitants must yield obedience to the sovereignty of the United States so long as we choose to hold them. Our title to the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arthur, Chester Alan, 1830-1886 (search)
te of registration, Chinese residents entitled to remain may be forcibly expelled from the country. 4. If the bill becomes a law it will leave the impression in China that its government strangely misunderstood the character of the treaty, or that the Congress has violated some of its provisions, and this will tend to prejudice the intelligent classes against the United States government and people, whom they now greatly admire and respect. 5. There is no provision in the bill for the transit across the United States of Chinese subjects now residing in foreign countries. Large numbers of Chinese live in Cuba, Peru, and other countries, who cannot return home without crossing the territory of the United States or touching at San Francisco. To deny this privilege, it seems to me, is in violation of international law and the comity of nations. and if the bill becomes a law it will in this respect result in great hardship to many thousands of innocent Chinese in foreign countries.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bacon, John Mosby, 1844- (search)
Bacon, John Mosby, 1844- Military officer; born in Kentucky, April 17, 1844; enlisted as a private Sept. 22, 1862: was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers May 4. 1898; subdued the Chippewas during the outbreak of 1898; and served in Cuba during the American-Spanish War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Balloons in War. (search)
hen in use. the balloon was kept under control by strong cords in the hands of men on the ground, who, when the reconnoissance was ended, drew it down to the place of departure. During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) balloons were freely used by both parties, Gambetta and other French authorities passed successfully over the investing lines of Germans; and captive or observation as well as floating balloons were frequent targets for ambitious sharp-shooters. In the Santiago campaign in Cuba, in 1898, much was expected of an observation balloon, put together and operated by men of the United States War balloon. Signal Service. Several successful ascensions were made, and messages describing the situation of the Spaniards were transmitted to General Shafter's headquarters. It was found that there were large possibilities in the use of balloons for military purposes, but that there were ever-present elements of danger. The Santiago balloon rendered good service at a critical t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Barton, Clara, 1830- (search)
to aid the sufferers by the Mississippi and Ohio floods. In 1883 she was made the superintendent, steward, and treasurer of the Reformatory Prison for Women, at Sherborn. Mass., and in the same year was special commissioner of foreign exhibits at the New Orleans Exposition. In 1884 she was a delegate of the United States to the Red Cross Conference, and also to the International Peace Conference, both held in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1889 she directed the movements for the relief of the sufferers by the flood at Johnstown, Pa.. and in 1896 went to Armenia and personally managed the relief measures. Prior to the war with Spain she carried supplies to the reconcentrados of Cuba. at the request of President McKinley, and was also active during the war in army relief work. In 1900, after the Galveston disaster, she directed the movement for the relief of the sufferers, till her health failed. She is author of History of the Red cross; and History of the Red cross in, peace and War.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Battles. (search)
RicoMay 12, 1898 Bombardments of forts, Santiago de CubaMay 31, 1898 Daiquiri, CubaJune 21-22, 1898 Juragua, Cuba (Capture)June 24, 1898 Las Guasimas, CubaJune 24Cuba (Capture)June 24, 1898 Las Guasimas, CubaJune 24, 1898 El Caney, CubaJuly 1, 1898 San Juan Hill, CubaJuly 2, 1898 Destruction of Spanish fleet off SantiagoJuly 3, 1898 Santiago (Military and Naval Bombardment)JCubaJune 24, 1898 El Caney, CubaJuly 1, 1898 San Juan Hill, CubaJuly 2, 1898 Destruction of Spanish fleet off SantiagoJuly 3, 1898 Santiago (Military and Naval Bombardment)July 10-17, 1898 Nipe Harbor, CubaJuly 21, 1898 Guanica, Porto RicoJuly 25, 1898 Ponce, Porto RicoJuly 28, 1898 Malate, Philippine IslandsJuly 31, 1898 Manila (OcCubaJuly 1, 1898 San Juan Hill, CubaJuly 2, 1898 Destruction of Spanish fleet off SantiagoJuly 3, 1898 Santiago (Military and Naval Bombardment)July 10-17, 1898 Nipe Harbor, CubaJuly 21, 1898 Guanica, Porto RicoJuly 25, 1898 Ponce, Porto RicoJuly 28, 1898 Malate, Philippine IslandsJuly 31, 1898 Manila (Occupied)Aug. 13, 1898 Filipinos begin war on AmericansFeb. 4, 1899 Capture of Aguinaldo ends insurrectionMar. 12, 1901 Fort FrontenacAug. 27, 1758 Alleghany MoCubaJuly 2, 1898 Destruction of Spanish fleet off SantiagoJuly 3, 1898 Santiago (Military and Naval Bombardment)July 10-17, 1898 Nipe Harbor, CubaJuly 21, 1898 Guanica, Porto RicoJuly 25, 1898 Ponce, Porto RicoJuly 28, 1898 Malate, Philippine IslandsJuly 31, 1898 Manila (Occupied)Aug. 13, 1898 Filipinos begin war on AmericansFeb. 4, 1899 Capture of Aguinaldo ends insurrectionMar. 12, 1901 Fort FrontenacAug. 27, 1758 Alleghany MountainsSept. 21, 1758 Fort NiagaraJuly 25, 1759 MontmorenciJuly 31, 1759 Plains of AbrahamSept. 13, 1759 SilleryApril 28, 1760 Revolutionary War. LexingtonAprilCubaJuly 21, 1898 Guanica, Porto RicoJuly 25, 1898 Ponce, Porto RicoJuly 28, 1898 Malate, Philippine IslandsJuly 31, 1898 Manila (Occupied)Aug. 13, 1898 Filipinos begin war on AmericansFeb. 4, 1899 Capture of Aguinaldo ends insurrectionMar. 12, 1901 Fort FrontenacAug. 27, 1758 Alleghany MountainsSept. 21, 1758 Fort NiagaraJuly 25, 1759 MontmorenciJuly 31, 1759 Plains of AbrahamSept. 13, 1759 SilleryApril 28, 1760 Revolutionary War. LexingtonApril 19, 1775 Bunker (Breed's) HillJune 17, 1775 Near Montreal (Ethan Allen captured)Sept. 25, 1775 St. John's (Siege and Capture of)Oct. and Nov. 1775 Great BridgeDe
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