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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fitzhugh Lee. From the Times-dispatch, January 5, 1908. (search)
itz Lee, when the eyes of the world were focused upon him. He was appointed consul-general at Havana by President Cleveland. Yellow fever was prevailing there, and the prospect uninviting. Some fterward the department informed him that the Maine would be ordered to make a friendly visit to Havana. Lee remonstrated; his common sense convincing him that the visit of a war vessel to Havana, inHavana, in its then excited state, would probably be disastrous. Unfortunately, the war vessel had sailed, and was beyond the reach of recall. You know the result. What was left of the Maine, after it was blown up, lies undisturbed in the harbor of Havana, but still remains a vivid memory. I recall this matter because of the erroneous, popular belief at the time, and to some extent since, that the Maineould be fiercest and most glory would be won. President McKinley had promised General Fitz if Havana was attacked he should lead the forces, but the politicians feared if such a chance was given hi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The cruise of the Shenandoah. (search)
a fact only known on board to Captain Corbett and myself, and not to exchange signals with passing vessels en route. On the voyage, with judicious caution and Captain Corbett's assistance, I possessed myself of much information that served a good purpose afterwards. No one on board suspected anything out of the usual course. By preconcerted arrangement, on the same October 8, 1864, the propeller steamer Laurel, J. F. Ramsay, Confederate States Navy, commanding, sailed from Liverpool for Havana, with passengers and general cargo. The Laurel was to call also at Madeira and get there sufficiently ahead of the Sea King to enable her to coal up. The Laurel arrived at Madeira on October 15 and coaled all ready for moving, upon the appearance of the Sea King. The general cargo of the Laurel consisted, as afterwards found, of the guns, carriages, ammunition, etc., and stores for the future cruiser, and her passengers were the commander, officers and small nucleus for her crew. On the e