Master Biographical Directory
Adams, John Q. (1767-1848): Sixth president of the U.S. (1825-1829).
Aguinaldo y Famy, Emilio (1869-1964): Led insurgent forces against the Spanish and subsequently the American military during the Philippine-American War (1899 to 1901).
Agustín y Dávila, Basilio (1840-1910): Governor General of the Philippines (Apr.-July 1898).
Alger, Lt. Philip R. (1859-1912): Professor of mathematics and head of the Department of Mechanics (U.S. Naval Academy).
Alger, Russell A. (1836-1907): Secretary of War during the McKinley administration.
Allen, Charles H. (1848-1934): Asst. Secretary of the Navy.
Allen, Capt. James (1849-1933): U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Alvarez, Miguel Díaz: Mayor of Havana at the time that Maine exploded.
Anderson, Brig. Gen. Thomas M. (1836-1917): Commander of the first Philippine Expeditionary Force after Dewey’s victory.
Auñón y Villalón, Capt. Ramón (1844-1925): Spanish Minister of the Marine who replaced Bermejo.
Baden-Powell, Sir George (1847-1898): Prominent representative of British shipping interests and MP.
Bagley, Ens. Worth (1874-1898): Officer on torpedo boat Winslow who was killed at Cardenas on 11 May 1898.
Baker, Sir George S. (1846-1923): English international law expert.
Baldasano y Topete, Arturo (1846-1917): Spanish Consul in New York.
Baldridge, Capt. Henry A.
Barclay, Capt. Charles J.(1843-): Commander of Amphitrite.
Barker, Capt. Albert S. (1845-1916): Member of the Naval War Board and the Navy-Army Strategy Board. He would later serve as commander of Newark.
Bartlett, Capt. John R. (1843-1904): Commander of the Coast Signal Service and Auxiliary Naval Force.
Beale, Lt. Joseph: Of the Harvard.
Beardslee, RAdm. Lester A. (1836-1903): Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station before RAdm. Miller.
Belden, Cmdr. Samuel: Light House Inspector for the 7th District during hostilities
Belknap, Cmdr. Charles (1846-1929): Commander of the collier Nero.
Beneavente, Lt.: Served on General Lezo.
Bennett, Ens. Ernest L.: Flag Lt. of the North Atlantic Fleet.
Bennett, Passed Asst. Engineer Frank M. (1857-1924): Officer on the Board of Stranded Spanish Ships.
Beránger y Ruiz Apodaca, José María (1824-1907): Conservative Spanish Minister of Marine intermittently from 1870 to 1897.
Bermejo y Merelo, RAdm. Segismundo (1832-1899): Spanish Minister of Marine from the beginning of hostilities to 16 May 1898.
Bernadou, Lt. John P. (1858-1908): Commander of Winslow.
Bernard, Lt. John H.: Served on the Yankee.
Biddle, Capt. William P. (1853-1923): Commander of the U.S. Marine guard.
Black, Wilsone (1837-1909): Governor General of Hong Kong
Blanco y Erenas, Captain General Ramón (1833–1906): Commander of the Spanish military in Cuba (1897-1898).
Blue, Lt. Victor (1865-1928): Officer on Suwanee who performed ground reconnaissance at Santiago de Cuba.
de la Bocha y Pérez, Lt. Francisco: Commander of Terror.
Book, Cmdr. George M.: Commander of Mohican.
du Bosc, Juan: Spanish interim Chargé d’Affaires after the resignation of Ambassador Enrique Dupuy de Lôme on 9 Feb. 1898.
Boutelle, Charles (1839-1901): Republican Congressmen from Maine (1882-1901); Member of the House Committee on Naval Affairs.
Boyd, Surgeon John C. (1850-1924): Asst. Surgeon General of the United States Navy.
Bradford, Cmdr. Royal B. (1844-1914): Chief of the Bureau of Equipment (Dec. 1897 until end of war).
Bradshaw, Ens. George B: Executive Officer on the Callao.
Brady, Chief Gunners Mate George P. (1867-1903): Served on the Winslow and received the Medal of Honor for service on 11 May 1898 off Cardenas.
Brainard, Lt. Frederick R.: Commander of the armed tug Uncas during hostilities.
Braunersreuther, Lt. William (1854-1915): Navigator on Charleston under the command of Capt. Henry C. Glass.
Brownson, Cmdr. Willard H. (1845–1935): Member of the Board of Inspection and Survey. Commander of Yankee.
Brumby, Lt. Thomas M. (1855-1899): Flag Lieutenant who served on Olympia.
Bryan, Charles P. (1856-1918): American Minister to Brazil (1898-1902).
Buck, Alfred E. (1832-1902): U.S. minister to Japan.
Buford, Lt. Cmdr. Marcus B. (1844-1910): Commanding Abarenda (as of 12 May 1898); he was temporarily appointed an officer.
Bunce, RAdm. Francis M. (1836-1901): Commander of the training squadron (North Atlantic Squadron) and commandant, New York Navy Yard (1897-1899).
Burrows, Julius Caesar: Senator from Michigan and member of the Senate Committee on the Philippines.
Burtis, Pay Inspector Arthur (1841-1908): Paymaster of the North Atlantic Station and Fleet from 1897 until the end of hostilities.
Bustamante y Quevado, Capt. Joaquín (1847-1898): Chief of Staff to Adm. Pascual Cervera y Topete.
Butler, Jr., RAdm. Henry V. (1874-1957): Commandant, Washington Navy Yard.
Cabiéjo y Barrios, Don Angel José: Spanish Consul and agent at Victoria, British Columbia.
Cadarso y Rey, Capt. Luis (1843-1898): Commander of Reina Cristina.
Caldwell, Ens. Henry H.: Flag Secretary on USS Olympia.
Calkins, Lt. Carlos G.: Navigator of USS Olympia.
Cámara y Libermoore, Vice Adm. Manuel (1835-1920): Commander-in-Chief of the fleet sent to the Philippines, but forced to return to Spain.
Cannon, Joseph G. (1836-1926): Republican Congressman from Illinois who served frequently from 1873-1923. During the Spanish American War he was Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee.
Cánovas del Castillo, Antonio (1828–1897): Conservative Spanish Prime Minister who was assassinated in 1897.
Capehart, Lt. Edward E.: Officer on the Board of Stranded Spanish Ships.
Carlin, Lt. Cmdr. James W. (1844-1900): Executive Officer on Monterey and assumed command (18 May 1898).
Casey III, Capt. Silas (1841-1913): Commandant of the League Island Navy Yard.
Cebreco. Col. José Candelario: Cuban military leader.
Cervera y Topete, RAdm. Pascual (1839-1909): Commander-in-Chief of the Spanish Fleet at the Battle of Santiago.
Chacón y Pery, Capt. José María (1852-1922): Spanish torpedo theorist and designer.
Chadwick, Capt. French E. (1844–1919): Commander of New York and Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Station (as of March 1898).
Chamberlain, Joseph (1836-1914): British Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Chandler, William E. (1835-1917): Republican U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.
Chester, Capt. Colby M. (1844-1932): Commander of the South Atlantic Station and Commander of Cincinnati.
Chichester, Capt. Edward (1849-1906): Commander of the Royal British Naval vessel, Immortalite.
Chidwick, Father John P.: Served on Maine at the time of the explosion.
Clark, Capt. Charles E. (1843-1922): Commander of Oregon while steaming around South America and at the Battle of Santiago.
Clendenin, Capt. Paul (-1899): Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Army, stationed at Key West where he treated surviving crewmen of Maine. He died from yellow fever at Santiago de Cuba.
Cleveland, Grover (1837-1908): President of the USA (1885-1889 and 1893-1897).
Clover, Capt. Richardson (1846-1919): Chief of the Office of Naval Intelligence (Nov. 1897-May 1898) and commander of Bancroft (as of 9 May 1898).
Coghlan, Capt. Joseph (1844-1908): Commander of Raleigh.
Cogswell, Lt. James K.: Served on the Oregon.
Colwell, Lt. John C. (1856-1936): U.S. Naval attaché in London.
Concas Y Palau, Capt. Victor M. (1845-1916): Commander of Spanish cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa.
Conger, Edwin H. (1843-1907): American Minister to Brazil (1897-1898).
Congosto, Dr. Juan: Spanish Secretary General of Cuba.
Converse, Cmdr. George A. (1844-1909): Commander, Torpedo Station, Newport, RI and Montgomery (as of July 1897).
Corbin, Brig. Gen. Henry C. (1842-1909): Adjutant General of the U.S. Army.
Corrêa, João Arthur Souza (1840-1900): Brazilian Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain (1890-1900).
Cotton, Capt. Charles S.: Commander of Harvard.
Cowles, Lt. Cmdr. William S. (1846-1923): Commander of Fern (Apr. 1897-Apr. 1898) and commander of Topeka (as of July 1898).
Crowninshield, Capt. Arent S. (1844-1908): Chief of the Bureau of Navigation and member of the Naval War Board.
Crownley, Ens. William S.: Commander of the armed tugboat Algonquin (later renamed Accomac).
Curtis, Lt. Cmdr. Clinton K.: Commander of the Auxiliary Naval Force on the Pacific Coast.
Cushing, Lt. William B. (1842-1874): Civil War era United States Naval Officer who lead the mission to blow up the CSS Albemarle in 1864.
Darte, George L.: U.S. Consul at Martinique.
Davis, Richard H. (1864-1916): A noted American journalist and novelist.
Davis, Oscar K. (1866-1932): A correspondent for the New York Times and an author.
Dawes, Charles G. (1865-1951): Comptroller of Currency (Jan. 1898–Sep. 1901).
Day, William R. (1849-1923): Asst. Secretary of State (3 May 1897–27 Apr. 1898); replaced John Sherman as Secretary of State (28 Apr.-16 Sep. 1898).
Dayton, Cmdr. James A.: Commander of Detroit.
Decatur, Commo. Stephen (1779-1820): War of 1812 era Naval Officer
Delehanty. Cmdr. Daniel (1844-1918): Commander of Suwanee.
Del Rio, Capt. Julio: Commandant of the 2nd Commendancia at Subic Bay.
Dent. Louis A. (1863-1947): U.S. Consul at Kingston.
Dewey, Commo. George (1837–1917): Commander-in-Chief of the Asiatic Station and Squadron.
Dickins, Cmdr. Francis W. (1844-1910): Assistant to the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation.
von Diederichs, Vice Adm. Ernst Otto (1843-1918): Commander-in-Chief, Imperial German East Asian Cruiser Division.
Dubasov, Fyodor V. (1845-1912): Russian Admiral on the Asiatic Station during the Spanish American War.
Dudley, Levi Edwin (1842-1913): U.S. Consul at Vancouver.
Dupuy de Lôme, Enrique (1851-1904): Spanish Ambassador to the U.S. He was forced to resign on 9 February 1898 when his personal letter, critical of President McKinley, was intercepted by Cuban insurgents and then published.
Dyer, Lt. George L. (1849-1914): U.S. Naval attaché in Madrid.
Dyer, Capt. Nehemiah M. (1839-1910): Commander of Baltimore.
Eaton, Cmdr. Joseph G.: Commander of Resolute.
Ellis, Chief Yeoman George: Served on Brooklyn, and the only American killed at the Battle of Santiago Bay.
Elmer, Lt. Cmdr. Horace (1846-1898): Commandant, Naval Station, New London, CT (as of Oct. 1896) and Ordnance Inspector, Cramp’s Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA (as of Sep. 1897).
Emory, Cmdr. William H. (1846-1917): Commander of Yosemite.
Epps, Appr. Frank (-1897): Murdered in Japan, served on Olympia.
Erben, RAdm. Henry (1832-1909): Commander of the Auxiliary Naval Force until 8 July 1898.
van Etten, Seaman Hudson (1874-1941): Served in cable cutting operations at Cienfuegos.
Evans, Lt. George R.: Commander of the armored tugboat Tecumseh during hostilities.
Evans, Capt. Robley D. (1846-1912): Commander of Indiana (as of Aug. 1894) and member of the Lighthouse Board (as of Jan. 1897).
Eulate y Fery, Capt. Antonio (1845-1952): Commander of Vizcaya.
Farragut, Adm. David G. (1801-1870): American naval hero of the Civil War.
Farenholt, RAdm. Ammen (1871-1956): Former officer and aid in the Asiatic Squadron
Farenholt, Cmdr. Oscar W. (1843-1920): Commander of Monocacy.
Farquhar, Commo. Norman H. (1840-1907): Commandant, Norfolk Navy Yard.
Ferrándiz y Niño, Vice Adm. José (1847–1918): Spanish Vice Admiral and commander of the Spanish Fleet sent to retake the Philippines.
Finlay, Carlos (1833-1915): Cuban physician who first identified a species of mosquito as the carrier of yellow fever.
Fiske, Lt. Bradle: Navigator who served on USS Petrel.
Flint, Charles R. (1850-1934): American industrialist and purchasing agent and intelligence source for the U.S. Navy.
Folger, Capt. William M. (1844-1932): Commander of New Orleans.
Forsyth, Cmdr. James M.: Commandant, Key West Navy Station (Aug. 1895-May 1898).
Frémont, Lt. Cmdr. John C. (1851-1911): Commander of Porter.
Gage, Lyman J. (1836-1927): U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during hostilities.
Garces, Col.: Spanish Naval artillerist.
García y Gutiérrez, Lt. Cmdr. Jose: Captain of the port of Agaña.
García Iñiguez, Gen. Calixto (1839-1898): General of the Cuban Revolutionary Forces.
Gary, James A. (1833-1920): Postmaster General of the U.S. at the outbreak of hostilities.
Genis, Capt. Antonio: Captain of the steamer Alicante.
Gherardi, Ens. Walter R. (1875-1939): Commander of the armored tugboat Sioux.
Gibson, Cmdr. William C.: Commander of City of Peking.
Gilder, Richard Watson (1844-1909): American poet and author of “One Country — One Sacrifice: Ensign Worth Bagley, May 11, 1898.”
Glass, Capt. Henry C. (1844-1908): Commander of Charleston.
Gómez y Báez, Gen. Máximo (1836-1905): Commander of the Cuban Revolutionary Forces.
Gonzalez, Maj. Don Theodoro: Officer in the Philippine insurrection.
Goode, W.A.M. (William Athelstane Meredith) (1875-1944): Journalist attached to RAdm. Sampson’s squadron.
Goodnow, John: U.S. consul at Shanghai.
Goodrich, Capt. Caspar (1847-1925): President of the Naval War College; organized the Coast Signal Service; and commander of St. Louis and Newark during hostilities.
Gowey, John F. (-1900): U.S. consul general at Yokohama.
Greene, Gen. Francis V. (1850-1921): American General in the Philippines.
Greenleaf, Col. Charles R. (1838-1911): Surgeon General of Gen. Nelson Miles’ Staff.
Gridley, Capt. Charles V. (1844-1898): Commander of USS Olympia.
Gullón y Iglesias, Pio (1835-1917): Spanish Minister of State (Oct. 1897-May 1898).
Gwangmu, Emperor (1852-1919): Emperor of Manchuria.
Hackett, Frank W. (1841-1926): Hackett was the asst. secretary of the navy from April 1900 to December 1901 during the McKinley and Roosevelt administrations.
Hale, Sen. Eugene (1836 –1918): Republican Senator from Maine (1881-1911); Member of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs.
Hanford, Cmdr. Franklin (1844-1928): Commander of the Alert to 20 August 1897.
Hanna, Philip C. (1857-1929): United States Consul at San Juan who relocated to St. Thomas after the war began.
Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901): President of the USA (1889-1893).
Hay, Sir James Shaw (1839-1924): British colonial Governor of Barbados during the Spanish-American War.
Hay, John (1838-1905): U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain during hostilities.
Haywood, William: United States Consul at Honolulu.
Helm, Lt. James M. (1855-1927): Commander of the gunboat Hornet during hostilities.
Heywood, Col. Charles (1839-1915): Commander of the USMC.
Hichborn, Philip (1839-1910): Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair (1893-1901).
Higginson, Capt. Francis J. (1843-1931): Commander of Massachusetts.
von Hintze, Capt.-Lt. Paul (1864-1941): German officer and aid to RAdm. Ernst Otto von Diederichs.
Hoar, Sen. George F. (1826-1914): Republican Senator from Massachusetts (1877-1904).
Hobson, Asst. Naval Constructor Richmond P. (1870-1937): In charge of sinking Merrimac at Santiago de Cuba Harbor.
Hodgson, Capt. Daniel B.: Commander of the RCS McCulloch.
Holland, Thomas E. (1835-1926): Prominent British professor of International Law.
Hood, Lt. John (1859-1919): Commander of Hawk.
Howell, Commo. John A. (1840-1918): Commandment, Navy Yard, League Is., Philadelphia, PA as of June, 1896; Commander-in-Chief, European Station (Feb.-Apr. 1898); Commander-in-Chief, Northern Patrol Squadron (Apr.-June 1898); Commander-in-Chief, First Squadron, North Atlantic Fleet (July-Aug.); Promoted to RAdm (Aug. 1898); Commander-in-Chief, North Atlantic Fleet (as of Aug. 1898).
Howell, William B.: Asst. Secretary of the Treasury.
Howison, Commo. Henry L. (1840–1918): Commandant, Boston Navy Yard during hostilities.
Huse, Lt. Harry P.: Executive Officer on the Gloucester.
Impey, Cmdr. Robert E.: Commander of Sterling (as of May 1898).
Jacobsen, Cmdr. Hermann (1859-1943): German naval observer at San Juan.
Jáudines y Álvarez, Fermín: Last Spanish Governor General of the Philippines, August 1898.
Jenkins, Lt. Friend W. (-1898): Killed on Maine at the time of the explosion.
Jewell, Capt. Theodore F. (1844-1932): Commander of Minneapolis during hostilities.
Jones, John Paul (1747-1792): Legendary privateer during the American War of Independence.
Jones, Maj. Samuel R. (-1922): In charge of warrant officers that participated in the first Philippine Expeditionary Force.
Jungen, Lt. Carl W.: Served on Maine at the time of the explosion.
Kane, Capt. Theodore F.: Superintendent of the Coast Signal Service to 19 May 1898.
Keevil, Alfred B. (1821-1909): Former U.S. Consul at Martinique.
Kimball, Lt. Cmdr. William W. (1848-1930): Office of Naval Intelligence (as of Oct. 1894); commander of Torpedo Boat Flotilla (as of Sep. 1897); and commander of Vixen (as of Sep. 1897).
Kirkland, RAdm. William A. (1836–1898): Commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard (June 1896 to the end of hostilities).Knapp, Lt. John J.: First American commander of the torpedo boat Somers (as of Mar. 1898).
Knox, Dudley W. (1877-1960):
Lamberton, Cmdr. Benjamin P. (1844-1912): Chief of staff on USS Olympia.
Lazaga y Garay, Capt. Juan B. (1845-1898): Captain of the Spanish cruiser Almirante Oquendo.
Leary, Capt. Richard P. (1842-1901): Commander of
Lee, Gen. Fitzhugh (1835-1903): United States Consul General at Havana (1896-1898) and Maj. Gen., U.S. Army, VII Corps, during hostilities.
Leutze, Cmdr. Eugene H. C. (1847-1931): Commander of Alert after 18 January 1898.
Lewis, John T.: United States Vice-Consul General at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1897-1898).
Leyba, José M.: Aid to Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy.
Linares y Pombo, Lt. Gen. Arsenio (1848-1914): organized the defense of Santiago de Cuba against the American invasion.
Little, Lt. William M. (1846-1915): Retired lieutenant who worked in the Naval War College (as of May 1884).
Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850-1924): Republican senator from Massachusetts (1893 to 1924).
Long, John D. (1838-1915): Secretary of the Navy during the McKinley administration.
Loomis, Alfred F.:
Low, Philip B. (1836-1912): Congressional representative from New York’s fifteenth district (1895 to 1899).
Lowry, Lt. Robert S. (1854-1920): Lowry, a noted coal expert, served in the British Navy.
Luce, RAdm. Stephen B. (1827-1917): Retired (as of Mar. 1889); president of the U.S. Naval Institute (1887 to 1898); and founded the Naval War College.
Ludlow, Capt. Nicoll (1842-1915): Commander of Terror.
Mac Allister, S.A.: U.S. Consul, Barbados (1898-1902).
MacArthur Jr., Gen. Arthur (1845-1912): General in the Philippine expedition.
Macías y Casado, Manuel (1845-1937): Governor General of Puerto Rico.
Magruder, En. Thomas P. (1867-1938): Officer on Marblehead in charge of armed steam cutters during cable cutting operations at Cienfuegos on 11 May 1898.
Maguire, Capt. Samuel E.: Captain of the Revenue Cutter Windom.
Mahan, Capt. Alfred T. (1840-1914): Noted American geopolitical and naval theoretician (retired Nov. 1896).
Manterola, Adm. Vincente: Spanis Cammandant at Havana, Cuba.
Maria Christina, Queen (1858-1929): Wife of King Alfonso XII of Spain and Queen Regent (1885-1902).
Marina Vega, Juan (1846-1909): The last Spanish Governor of the Mariana Islands (Apr. 1897-June 1898).
Marix, Lt. Cmdr. Adolph (1848-1919): Judge Advocate of the Maine Court of Inquiry and Commander of Scorpion (May 1898 until end of war).
Marsh, Lt. Charles C.: Flag Secretary of the North Atlantic Station.
Mason, Lt. Cmdr. Newton E. (1850-1945): Officer on the Board of Stranded Spanish Ships.
Maxim, Hiram S. (1840-1916): American inventor of the first machine gun and arms seller.
Maynard, Cmdr. Washburn (1844-1913): Commander of Nashville.
McCain, Lt. Henry P. (1861-1941): Acting asst. adjutant general for the American forces in the Philippines.
McCalla, Cmdr. Bowman H. (1844-1910): Commander of Marblehead; in charge of cable cutting operations off Cienfuegos and invasion of Guantánamo Bay.
McConnell, Chas J. (1837–1909): Chief Engineer of the North Atlantic Station.
McCormick, Capt. Alexander H. (1842-1915): Commander of Oregon (until March 1898).
McKenna, Joseph (1843-1926): U.S. Attorney General (Mar. 1897–Jan. 1898) and Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1898-1925).
McKinley, William (1843-1901): President of the USA (1897-1901).
McNair, RAdm. Frederick V. (1839-1900): Commander in Chief of the Asiatic Station before Commo. George Dewey.
Emperor Meiji, (personal name is Mutsuhito) (1852-1912): Emperor of Japan, who reigned from 1868 until death.
Merrill, Capt. Abner: Commander, 1st Artillery detachment, Key West, FL.
Merritt, Maj. Gen. Wesley (1836-1910): the Army’s commander of the Department of Pacific
Merry, Capt. John F.: Commander of the Machias.
Miles, Maj. Gen. Nelson A. (1839-1925): Commanding General of the U.S. Army.
Miller, Seaman Harry H. (1879-1968): Served in cable cutting operations at Cienfuegos.
Miller, Cmdr. James M. (1847-1908): Commander of Merrimac before its intentional sinking.
Miller, RAdm. Joseph N. (-1909): Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station (as of Aug. 1897).
Milligan, Robert W.: Chief Engineer on Oregon.
Montojo y Passarón, Vice Adm. Patricio (1839-1917): Commander of fleet sent to the Philippines but ordered to return to Spain.
Moret y Prendergast, Segismundo (1833-1913): Spanish Minister of Overseas Colonies (1897-1898).
Moreu, Capt. Emilio Díaz (1846-1913): Captain of Spanish cruiser Cristóból
Morris, F.H.: Auditor of the Navy department at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Moser, Lt. Cmdr. Jefferson F. (1848-1934): Commander of Bennington and wrote the Pacific Coast Defense Plan.
Nazro, Lt. Cmdr. Arthur P.: Commanded the Amazonas, later renamed the New Orleans, on its journey from Europe to the United States.
Nettleton, Gen. Alvred B. (1838-1911): U.S. Army general and Asst. Secretary of the Treasury (1890-1893).
Newcomb, Lt. Frank (1846-1934): Commander of the Revenue Cutter Hudson.
Niblack, Lt. Albert P. (1859-1929): U.S. Naval attaché in Berlin who oversaw the purchase of the torpedo boat Somers.
Nichols, Cmdr. Henry E. (-1899): Commander of Bennington to 13 July 1898.
O’Neil, Cmdr. Charles (1842-1927): Washington Navy Yard (as of Apr. 1896) and Chief of Bureau of Ordnance (as of June 1897).
Obenheimer, Capt. Ernst: Commander of the Imperial German Naval vessel Irene.
Orizando, Maj. Luis: Cuban insurgent leader around Cienfuegos.
Otis, Maj. Gen. Ewell S. (1838-1909): second-in-command of the army’s detachment assigned to the Philippines.
Palliser, RAdm. Henry St. L. Bury (1838-1907): British Commander-in-Chief on the Pacific Station.
Pardon, Marie Jacques Noël (1854-1910): Governor General of Martinique.
de Paredes, Commo. José: Second in command to RAdm. Cervera.
Parrado, Gen. Julian Gonzalez (1841-1916): Deputy to Capt. Gen. Ramón Blanco y Erenas (commander of Spanish forces in Cuba).
Pershing, Lt. John J. (1860-1948): Senior officer of the 10th Cavalry.
Philip, Capt. John W. (1840-1900): Commander of Texas during hostilities.
Philip, Josefa: Wife of Capt. John W. Philip.
Cooper, Capt. Philip H.: Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy during the Spanish-American War.
Polo de Bernabé, Luis (1854-1929): Spanish Charge d'Affaires to the U.S. (Feb. 1898-Apr. 1898).
Potter, Lt. Cmdr. William P. (1850-1917): Executive Officer on New York (from Sep. 1897) and member of the Maine Court of Inquiry.
Powell, Cadet Joseph W.: Officer on the New York and led the recovery operation for Merrimac’s crew.
Pratt, E. Spencer: U.S. consul at Singapore.
von Preuzen, RAdm. Prince Henry (1862-1929): One of the commanders of the Imperial German East Asian Cruiser Division.
Primo de Rivera y Sobremonte, Fernando (1831-1921): Governor General of the Philippines who negotiated with Aguinaldo before the Spanish-American War.
Primrose, Capt. George A. (1849-1930): Commander of Royal Navy ship Indefatigable.
Proctor, Redfield (1831-1908): Senator from Vermont and friend of Commo. George Dewey.
Purcell, Lt. John L.: Commander of the armored tugboat Osceola during hostilities.
Ramsay, RAdm Francis M. (1835-1914): Chief of the Bureau of Navigation (1889-1897).
Ramsden, Frederick W. British Consul at Santiago.
Ramsden, Henry A.: British Consul at Manila in August 1898.
Rawson-Walker, Edward Henry (-1898): British Consul at Manila until he died in 1898.
Reed, Maj. Gen. Walter Reed (1851-1902): U.S. Army physician engaged in yellow fever research.
Reeves, Asst. Engineer Joseph M.: Served on the Oregon.
Reamy, Lt. Lazarus L.: Commander of Montauk.
Remey, Commo. George C. (1841-1928): Commandant, Portsmouth Navy Yard (July 1896-May 1898) and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces at Key West Naval Base during hostilities.
Richards, Cmdr. Benjamin S: Commander of Alert (to 18 December 1897).
Rodgers, Lt. Comdr. John A.: Executive Officer of the Indiana.
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919): Asst. secretary of the Navy (as of Apr. 1897) and second in command of the Rough Riders.
Sagasta, Práxedes Mateo (1859-1906): Liberal Prime Minister of Spain from Aug. 1897 and during the Spanish-American War.
Sampson, RAdm William T. (1840-1902): Chief of Bureau of Ordnance (as of Jan. 1893); commanding Iowa (as of June 1897); President of the Maine Board of Inquiry; and Commander-in-Chief of North Atlantic Fleet.
Sands, Capt. James H. (1845-1911): Commander of the protected cruiser Columbia during hostilities.
St. Hill, Arthur B.: U.S. Vice-Consul at Bridgetown, Jamaica during hostilities.
Schley, Commo. Winfield S. (1839-1911): Commander-in-Chief, Flying Squadron and Second North Atlantic Squadron and Acting Rear Admiral (as of Aug. 1898).
Schichau, Friedrich: German ship constructor who built the torpedo boat Somers.
Sears, Lt.. James H.: Flag Lieutenant, Flying Squadron.
Sebree, Cmdr, Uriel (1848-1922): Commander of Wheeling.
Selfridge, RAdm. Thomas O. (1836-1924): Commander-in-Chief of the European Station (from 1895 to beginning of hostilities).
Sewall, Harold M. (1860-1924): U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Hawaii.
Seymour, Vice Adm. Sir Edward H. (1840-1929): British Commander- in-Chief on the Asiatic Station.
Shafter, Maj. Gen. William R. (1835-1906): Commander, Fifth Army Corps at Santiago de Cuba.
Sharp, Jr., Lt. Alexander: Commander of Vixen.
Sherman, John (1823-1900): Secretary of State (Mar. 1897 to Apr. 1898).
Sicard, RAdm. Montgomery (1836-1900): Commander, North Atlantic Station until March 1898 and president, Naval War Board.
Sigsbee, Capt. Charles D. (1845-1923): Commander of Maine at the time of its explosion in Havana Harbor and Commander of St. Paul (as of May 1898).
Sigsbee, Eliza Lockwood: Wife of Capt. Charles D. Sigsbee.
Sims, Lt. William S: United States Naval Attaché in Paris.
Smith, Abraham E: U.S. Consul in Victoria, British Columbia.
Smith, Leonard B.: U.S. Consul at Curaçao.
Snyder: Personal secretary to Secretary of the Navy Long.
Solano Llanderal, Brig. Gen. Enrique: Chief of Staff, Spanish forces in Cuba.
Southerland, Lt. Cmdr. William H.H. (1852-1933): Commander of the auxiliary gunboat Eagle during hostilities.
Sostoa y Ordonez: Commanding general of Cavite Arsenal.
Southerland, Lt. Cmdr. William H.H. (1852-1933): Commander of the auxiliary gunboat Eagle during hostilities.
Sparkes, Capt. Robert C.: Commander of Esmeralda.
Staunton, Lt. Sydney A.: Asst. Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Station.
Sternberg, Surgeon General George M. (1838-1915): Surgeon General of the United States.
Stevens, Capt. Frank: The captain of City of Washington (Ward Line) who assisted in rescue operations when Maine exploded.
Stevens, John L. (1820-1895): U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary in Hawaii.
Stickney, Acting Lt. Joseph L. (-1907): Newspaper correspondent and Commo. Dewey’s aid on Olympia.
Surperbus, Lucius Tarquinius (ca. 495 B.C.E): Seventh and last King of Rome and mythical purchaser of the Sibylline Books.
Symonds, Cmdr. Frederick M.: Commander of the gunboat Marrieta during hostilities.
Tappan, Lt. Benjamin (-1919): Commander of Callao.
Taylor, Capt. Henry C. (1845-1904): President of the Naval War College (1893 to 1896) and commander of Indiana (as of Dec. 1896).
Temperly, John R.: Co-inventor of the Temperly Transporter which increased coal loading capacity at sea.
Todd, Capt. Chapman C.: Commander of Wilmington.
Toral y Vázquez, Gen. José: Commander-in-Chief of the Spanish Army forces in the Santiago de Cuba region.
Tracy, Benjamin F. (1830-1915): Secretary of the Navy from 1889 to 1893.
Train, Cmdr. Charles J. (1845-1906): Lighthouse Inspector, fourth district (as of June 1896); author of a war plan (1894); and Commander of Prairie.
Van Reypen, Commo. William K. (1840-1924): Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy
Very, Cmdr. Samuel W.: Commander of the collier Saturn.
Villaamil Fernandez Cueto, Capt. Fernando (1845-1898): Commander of the Torpedo Destroyer Flotilla in RAdm. Cervera’s Squadron.
Wagner, Major Arthur L.: Assistant Adjutant General to Secretary of War Russell Alger.
Wainwright, Lt. Cmdr. Richard (1849-1926): Chief of the Office of Naval Intelligence (as of Apr. 1896); Executive Officer on Maine (as of Dec. 1897); and commander of Gloucester (as of June 1898).
Ward, Lt. Aaron (1851-1918): Commander of the armed yacht Wasp during hostilities.
Walker, Cmdr. Asa: Commander of Concord.
Walker, RAdm. John G. (1835-1907): Prominent retired admiral, former Chief of the Office of Naval Intelligence and Bureau of Navigation; and chairman of Lighthouse Board as of 1 Dec. 1894, but retired as of 20 Mar. 1897.
Ward, Ens. Henry H.: Aid in the Bureau of Navigation and sent on noted spy mission.
Watson, Commo. John C. (1842-1923): Commandant of Philadelphia Naval Base; Commander-in-Chief, North Atlantic Squadron, Blockading Division, First North Atlantic Squadron, and Eastern Squadron during hostilities.
Watts, Ethelbert (1846-1919): Acting U.S. Consul in Cairo.
West, Cmdr. Clifford H.: Chief of Staff for the North Atlantic Station under RAdm. Montgomery Sicard prior to hostilities.
Weyler y Nicolau, Gov. Gen. Valeriano (1838-1930): Spanish colonial governor of Cuba who initiated reconcentrado policies.
White, Henry (1850-1927): Secretary of the U.S. Embassy in London.
Whiting, Capt. William H.: Commander of Monadnock.
Wildes, Capt. Frank (-1903): Commander of Boston.
Wildman, Rounsevelle (1864-1901): U.S. Consul at Hong Kong.
Willever, John Calvin (1865-1951): President of the Western Union Telegraph Company.
Williams, Oscar F.: U.S. consul at Manila.
Wilson, Brig. Gen. John M. (1837-1919): U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineers.
Winslow, Lt. Cameron McRae (1854-1932): Served on Marblehead and led the cable cutting operation at Cienfuegos on 11 May 1898.
Wise, Capt. William C.: Commander of Yale.
Wolcott, Roger (1847-1900): Governor of Massachusetts.
Wood, Cmdr. Edward P.: Commander of Petrel.
Woodford, Stewart L. (1835-1915): Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain (June 1897-Apr. 1898).
Woodward, RAdm. Charles H.: Commandant of the New York Navy Yard.
Wyman, Walter (1848-1911): Supervising Surgeon General of the Marine Hospital Service.
Young, Lt. Lucien (1852-1912): Commander of Hist during hostilites.