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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 2 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 2 0 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 2 2 Browse Search
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f the Confederate Navy, and was christened Florida. Her long detention in Nassau had caused the ship to be infected with yellow fever, and, as she had no surgeon on board, the vessel was directed to the island of Cuba, and ran into the harbor of Cardenas for aid. The crew was reduced to one fireman and two seamen, and eventually the captain was prostrated by the fever. The governor of Cardenas, under his view of the neutrality proclaimed by his government, refused to send a physician aboard, anCardenas, under his view of the neutrality proclaimed by his government, refused to send a physician aboard, and warned the steamer that she must leave in twenty-four hours. Lieutenant Stribling, executive officer of the ship, had been sent to Havana to report her condition to the captain-general, Marshal Serrano. That chivalrous gentleman, soldier, and statesman, at once invited the ship to the hospitalities of the harbor of Havana, whither she repaired and received the kindness which her forlorn situation required. On September 1, 1862, the vessel left Havana to obtain a crew; to complete her equip
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bagley, worth, 1874- (search)
, and the Maine, he was made ensign July 1897. He was a short time on the Indiana, and then became the executive clerk of Capt. Charles D. Sigsbee on the Maine. In November, 1897, he was appointed inspector of the new torpedo-boat Winslow. and when she went into commission on Dec. 28, he was made her executive officer, under Lieut. J. B. Bernadou, her commander. In April, 1898, the Winslow was with the fleet mobilized for operations in Cuban waters. On the morning of May 11 she prepared, with the Hudson and Wilmington, to force an entrance to the harbor of Cardenas. She was fired upon by one of several Spanish gunboats, and immediately there was a general engagement. the Winslow, was soon disabled, and was with difficulty hauled out of range of the Spanish guns. The guns of the enemy were silenced by the Wilmington, and just as the engagement ended. Ensign Bagley and four sailors were killed by a shell, he being the first American naval officer to fall in the war with Spain.
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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Capote, Domingo Mendez 1863- (search)
Capote, Domingo Mendez 1863- Statesman; born in Cardenas, Cuba, in 1863; received his education at the University of Havana, where he later served as a professor of law for many years. Prior to the last Cuban insurrection he was known as one of the most distinguished lawyers on the island. In December, 1895, he abandoned his practice to join the Cuban forces under Gen. Maximo Gomez. Afterwards he reached the rank of brigadiergeneral and also served as civilian governor of Matanzas and of Las Villas In November, 1897, he was elected vice-president of the republic of Cuba. After the adoption in convention of the new Cuban constitution early in 1901, he was appointed chairman of a commission of five members selected by the convention to confer with President McKinley and Secretary Root in Washington in regard to a constitutional recognition of the future relations of the United States with Cuba. This conference was held in April.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cardenas (search)
Cardenas A seaport in the province of Matanzas, Cuba, about 90 miles east of Havana. It was here, on May 11, 1898, that the Wilmington, a United States gunboat, engaged the fortifications and Spanish gunboats, and rescued the Hudson and Winslow, which had steamed within range of a masked battery. Three Spanish gunboats which lay under the fortifications had been challenged by the torpedo-boat Winslow and other United States vessels, but they refused to leave the protection of the batteries. When the Wilmington arrived and found the range at 2,500 yards, the Hudson and Winslow steamed into the inner harbor to attack the Spanish vessels. They did not, however, suspect that there was a strong battery near the water's edge until a sudden fire was opened upon them. The first shot crippled the steering-gear of the Winslow, and another wrecked her boiler, wounding her commander, Lieut. John B. Bernadon, and killing Ensign worth Bagley (q. v.) and four men. During this action the W
by its action, which by the usage of nations 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 oth
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spain, War with (search)
ewey'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 Señor 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 Francisco for Manil
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
llins line of steamers between Great Britain and the United States goes into operation......April 27, 1850 Committee on the compromise resolutions submits an elaborate series of bills embodying the substance of the resolutions of Jan. 29......May 8, 1850 [These several bills are known as the compromise or omnibus bill; the last passed Sept. 20.] Narcisso Lopez, a South American adventurer, makes a filibustering expedition to Cuba from New Orleans in the steamer Creole, and lands at Cardenas, May 19, with about 600 men; is repulsed and retires to the steamer with a loss of thirty killed and wounded; is pursued by the Spanish war-steamer Pizarro to Key West, where he escapes......May 21, 1850 Advance, 140 tons, and Rescue, 90 tons, equipped by Henry Grinnell, of New York, to search for Sir John Franklin, sail from New York City, under Lieut. E. J. De Haven, with Dr. Elisha Kent Kane as surgeon......May 23, 1850 President Taylor dies at Washington, aged sixty-six......July
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
1890 Ward line steamer City of Alexandria, from Havana to New York, burned at sea; thirty lives lost......Nov. 2, 1893 Steamer Jason wrecked off Cape Cod, Mass.; twenty lives lost......Dec. 6, 1893 United States corvette Kearsarge wrecked on Roncardo reef, about 200 miles northeast from Bluefield, Nicaragua......Feb. 2, 1894 United States battle-ship Maine blown up in Havana Harbor, Cuba......Feb. 15, 1898 United States torpedo-boat Winslow disabled by shore batteries off Cardenas, Cuba; rescued by other vessels......May 11, 1898 United States blockading fleet destroys Spanish fleet off Santiago, Cuba......July 3, 1898 Spanish battle-ship Maria Teresa, sunk in battle off Santiago and afterwards raised, abandoned in a gale off San Salvador while en route to New York......Nov. 1, 1898 Steamers Portland and Pentagoet lost with all on board (about 180), and nearly 200 other vessels wrecked (loss of life about 200), in great storm on North Atlantic coast......Nov. 2
y onerous. He devoted himself with untiring zeal to the welfare of his stricken crew, without intermission, by night or by day. On the fifth day after leaving Green Key, the Florida found herself off the little island of Anguila. By this time the epidemic had reduced her working crew to one fireman, and four deck hands. It was now no longer possible to keep the sea, and Maffitt evading the blockade of the enemy—a happy chance having drawn them off in chase—ran his ship into the port of Cardenas, in the island of Cuba. Here he was received kindly by the authorities and citizens, but as the yellow fever was epidemic on shore, no medical aid could be obtained. Stribling was now dispatched to Havana for a surgeon, and to ship a few men, if possible. Helpless and sad, the suffering little crew awaited his return. One by one, the officers were attacked by the disease, until Maffitt was left almost alone, to nurse, and administer remedies to the patients. But things were not yet at
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