War with Spain.
Destruction of Spanish fleet in Manila BayMay 1, 1898
Bombardment of San Juan. Porto 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 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 (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
LexingtonApril 19, 1775
Bunker (Breed's) HillJune 17, 1775
about 15 miles from the city of Ponce, Porto Rico.
In the early part of the war between the United States and Spain (1898), when it became known that a military expedition under Gen. Nelson A. Miles (q. v.) was to be sent to Porto Rico, it was reported with apparent official sanction that the objective point was San Juan, which Admiral Sampson would cover with the guns of his fleet while a landing was being made by the troops.
This, however, was a ruse to mislead the Spanish spies in New York and Washington, and while the Spaniards in San Juan were completing preparations to resist invasion, General Miles quietly debarked his army at Guanica on July 25, opposed only by a small force of Spaniards in a block-house.
On the following day the Americans advanced to Yamo, and captured the railroad leading into Ponce.
By July 29 all of the Americans, numbering 16,973 officers and men, had landed and concentrated in the neighborhood of Ponce for a forward movement against San Juan(q. v.).
point of disembarkation from the northeast coast of the island to Guanica, on the southwest coast, and within easy striking distance of Poncnstration at Point Fajardo, it was finally decided to go direct to Guanica.
Of course, the tugs, the launches, and other fleet steamers ofwo bold headlands which mark the place of ingress to the harbor of Guanica, beyond one of which she soon disappears, her officers and men keen disembarking troops and supplies.
Ten lighters were captured at Guanica and a few days later seventy more at Ponce.
By eleven o'clock o placed in immediate command of the city.
Soon after landing at Guanica an incident occurred which impressed me very forcibly.
While I wae rudders of the American ships entered the waters of the coast of Guanica to bear to this country political revolution, great confidence was
July 25. United States army under General Miles landed at Guanica, Porto Rico.
The town surrendered, and Ponce followed July 28.
me other regiments camped even within a mile of them, was due to their obedience to orders regarding sanitation.
Col. Whitney's experience in the Civil War made him especially careful in this respect.
While we pity those who suffered so keenly, we must applaud those who, by keeping a model camp, preserved their health.
Three members of the Light Guard, Messrs. Hall, Humphreys, and Cushing, enlisted in Co. A, 6th Regiment, and went to Porto Rico, where they participated in the battle of Guanica.
Sergts. Garrett E. Barry and Amos D. Haskell went to the Philippines after their return from Greenville, and both have been commended for gallant service there.
They are still in United States service in the islands.
After the Spanish War, the Light Guard established a temporary armory at No. 9 High street, while the new armory, a memorial to Daniel Lawrence, was being constructed.
Three years have gone by since the close of the war. New men have taken the places of many of those who