Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard, President, Naval War Board, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Office of Naval War Board,
Washington, June 21, 1898.
The Board recommends that a blockade be proclaimed of all ports on the south side of Cuba between Cape Cruz and Cape Frances, including the Isle of Pines and vicinity, as soon as the Department hears from Admiral Sampson that he will have vessels disposable for that object.
Rear Adml., Pres. of Board.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 213. Addressed before opening: “The Honorable/The Secretary of the Navy.”