Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral, Montgomery Sicard, Commander, North Atlantic Station
Copy of telegram received March 26th, 1898.
Dated Washington, D.C., March 26th.
To Sicard, Key West, Fla.
You are hereby relieved from command North Atlantic Squadron. Turn over command to Captain W.T. Sampson. You are granted sick leave by mail.
U.S. Flagship New York, 1st Rate,
Key West, Florida,
March 26th, 1898.
Received March 26th, 1898, at 10.45 A.M.
Command transferred 1.00 P.M.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy.
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 47.