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Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain Alexander H. McCormick

Dated March 7, 1898.

Oregon, Bremerton, Washington:

     The situation is getting worse. You should go to San Francisco as soon as possible and get ammunition.1

Long.    

Source Note: CCDecyS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28, p. 550. Note attached: “Translation of cablegram.”

Footnote 1: Oregon arrived in San Francisco on 9 March. See, RAdm. William A. Kirkland to Long, 9 March 1898, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 319.

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