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America's war for humanity related in story and picture, embracing a complete history of Cuba's struggle for liberty, and the glorious heroism of America's soldiers and sailors (1898) (14774923921)

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America's war for humanity related in story and picture, embracing a complete history of Cuba's struggle for liberty, and the glorious heroism of America's soldiers and sailors (1898) (14774923921)

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Title: America's war for humanity related in story and picture, embracing a complete history of Cuba's struggle for liberty, and the glorious heroism of America's soldiers and sailors
Year: 1898 (1890s)
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Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898
Publisher: New York, St. Louis, N.D. Thompson Publishing Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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to the westward, she willturn again with a starboard helm and pass as at first. Should this plan bechanged and it is decided to hold the ships in front of the entrance, the signalStop will be made at the proper time. The Indiana, New York, and the monitors will follow the motions ofthe flagship and remain in column. The course, after Fort Canuelo is brought into range with the west endof Cabras Island, will be east by south. On Wednesday afternoon, May 11th, the expedition was about fifty mileswest of the Porto Rican capital. Here Admiral Sampson transferred his flagfrom the New York to the Iowa. The night was dark and a heavy sea wasrunning. The ships steamed along at a five-knot pace in single file, theDetroit and Montgomery scouting and leading the main body, and at longintervals sweeping the sea with their searchlights. San Juan knew of thecoming fleet, despite the secrecy that surrounded its departure from KeyWest and its movements along the Cuban coast. The lookout on Cape Hay-
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WARSHIP DISCHARGING A TORPEDO. 322 AMERICAS WAR FOR HUMANITY. tien saw the squadron on Sunday drifting about thirty miles off that point.The Spanish consul in Negro City telegraphed a -warning to Porto Rico. The head of Sampsons squadron sighted the citys lights at 3:30 oclockon Thursday morning. An hour later daylight broke, and five miles off theforts, towering from the high bluff that juts into the sea, were plainly visible. San Juan lies behind a bluff, on the summit of which are four forts.The westernmost of these, commanding most of the harbor, is Moro Castle.Rising about one hundred and twenty-five feet above the water east of it arethe forts of San Cristobal, San Carlos, and San Geronimo. On the westernside of the harbor is a shore battery called Canuelo. The squadron headedstraight for the harbor. The tugboat Wampatuck led, flying a white flag fromher masthead. The exact reason for this is not as yet known, but it is under-stood that there was no intention on the part of the

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