Captain French E. Chadwick to Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright
*Flagship.New.York* } Place, Off Santiago de Cuba,
-------0------ } June 23rd., 1898.
CHIEF OF STAFF } Memorandum for Commanding Officer,
Please proceed at once to Daiquiri and report to Captain Goodrich1 for the purpose of conveying three steam cutters, which will be used in laying a pontoon bridge there, and also in the embarking of troops tomorrow morning.
You will return after the embarkation of these troops to your station, unless your service are required with landing these troops at Juraguacito,2 where it is proposed to land if possible.
General Ludlow3 goes in this afternoon to Acerraderos with the Allmo for the purpose of laying a pontoon bridge at daylight in the morning. He will have on board a pilot from this ship; you will please apply to him for the services of this pilot to take you inside on your arrival, and you will please co-operate with General Ludlow in his work to the utmost of your ability.
By the direction of the Commander-in-Chief,4
Captain & Chief of Staff
Source Note: TD, DNA, RG 313, Entry 48. Written on Captain Chadwick’s personal stationery.
Footnote 1: Capt. Caspar F. Goodrich was in charge of the landing operations at Daiquirí.
Footnote 2: Commonly known as, Siboney.
Footnote 3: Brig. Gen. William Ludlow, Chief Engineer.
Footnote 4: RAdm. William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet.