Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Major General CalixtoGarcía, Cuban Revolutionary Forces, to Commander Washburn Maynard

          Copy.

Gibara,August I8th,I898.

Sir:

     I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of today with a copy of the Proclamation issued by the President of the United States declaring suspension of hostilities in accordance with the Protocol concluded and signed August I2, I898.1

     I have already given the necessary orders towards withdrawing my troops from near neighborhood of the Spanish lines and I beg to inform you that there will be no occasion for any disturbance whatsoever.

     I gratefully thank you for your offer to help us in any way and in case that we should need your valuable aid I shall readily notify you.

          I , am Sir,

              Yours very truly,

                        Sig Calixto Garcia,

                        Major General , Commanding

                             the Eastern Department

Source Note: Cy, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 238. Addressed below close: “W.Maynard,/Commanding, U.S.S.Nashville.” Calixto García’s full name is CalixtoRamón García e Iñiguez.

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