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NH 1489 Prisoner Exchange Tree, Santiago, Cuba, 1898

Photo #: NH 1489  Prisoner Exchange Tree, Santiago, Cuba, 1898
Title: Prisoner Exchange Tree, Santiago, Cuba, 1898
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Description: This Cieba Tree is where Assistant Naval Constructor Hobson and his fellow USS Merrimac crew members were exchanged for Spanish prisoners-of-war on 6 July 1898. Hobson and his crew were held in Spanish captivity after the sinking of Merrimac on 3 June 1898. The articles of surrender of Santiago were also prepared and signed under the tree. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 1489
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