Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Documentary Histories
Spanish-American War

 

Short Title List

Alger, Spanish-American War

Russell A. Alger. The Spanish-American War (New York and London: Harper & Bros., 1901).

Annual Report of the Navy Department, 1898

Annual Reports of the Navy Department, The Year 1898; Report of the Secretary of the Navy (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898).

ARWD

U.S. War Department. Annual Reports of the War Department for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1898: Report of the Secretary of War. Miscellaneous Reports (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898).

Benton, International Law

Elbert J. Benton. International Law and Diplomacy of the Spanish-American War (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1908).

Blow, A Ship to Remember

Michael Blow. A Ship to Remember: The Maine and the Spanish-American War (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1992).

Chadwick, The Spanish-American War

French Ensor Chadwick. The Relations of the United States and Spain: The Spanish American War. 2 vols., reprint (New York: Russell & Russell, 1968).

Challener, Admirals, Generals, and American Foreign Policy

Richard D. Challener. Admirals, Generals, and American Foreign Policy: 1898-1914 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973).

Concas, The Squadron of Admiral Cervera

Víctor M. Concas. Office of Naval Intelligence, The Squadron of Admiral Cervera, Office of Naval Intelligence Information from Abroad, War Notes No. VIII, Translated. (Washington, DC: Government Printing office, 1898).

Correspondence-War with Spain

Correspondence Relating to the War With Spain Including the Insurrection in the Philippine Islands and the China Relief Expedition April 15, 1898 to July 30, 1902. 2 vols (Washington, DC: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1993).

Cosmas, Army for Empire

Graham A. Cosmas. An Army for Empire: The United States Army in the Spanish-American War (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1971).

Cosmas, “Joint Operations”

Graham A. Cosmas. “Joint Operations in the Spanish-American War,” in Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War and Its Aftermath, Edited by James C. Bradford (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1993), 102-26.

DANFS

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

Dewey, Autobiography

George Dewey. Autobiography of George Dewey: Admiral of the Navy (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1913).

Dorwart, Office of Naval Intelligence

Jeffrey M. Dorwart. The Office of Naval Intelligence: The Birth of America’s First Intelligence Agency, 1865-1918 (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979).       

Ellicott, Gun Fire

Lt. John M. Ellicott. Office of Naval Intelligence, Information from Abroad: Effects of the Gun Fire of the United States Vessels in the Battle of Manila Bay (May 1, 1898). War Notes No. V (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1899). 

Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American War

Spencer C. Tucker, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History. 3 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2009).

Escuadra de Operaciones

Pascual Cervera y Topete. Collección de Documentos Referentes a la Escuadra de Operaciones de las Antillas (Madrid: El Ferrol, 1899).

Fate of the Maine

John E. Weems. The Fate of the Maine (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1992).

FRUS

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, with the Annual Message of the President Transmitted to Congress December 6, 1898 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901).

Goode, With Sampson through the War

W. A. M. Goode, With Sampson through the War. Being an Account of the Naval Operations of the North Atlantic Squadron during the Spanish American War. (New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1899).

Herrick, American Naval Revolution

Walter Herrick, Jr. The American Naval Revolution (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1966).

Imperial Democracy

Ernest R. May. Imperial Democracy: The Emergence of America as a Great Power (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961).

Jacobsen, Sketches from the Spanish American War

Hermann Jacobsen. “Sketches from the Spanish American War,” Office of Naval Intelligence, War Notes No. III, Information from Abroad, Translated. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1899).

Karsten, Naval Aristocracy

Peter Karsten. The Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of Annapolis and the Emergence of Modern American Navalism (New York: The Free Press, 1972).

Long, New American Navy

John D. Long. The New American Navy. 2 vols. (New York: The Outlook Co., 1903).

Marines in the Spanish-American War

Marines in the Spanish-American War 1895-1899: Anthology and Annotated Bibliography, Edited by Jack Shulimson, Wanda J. Renfrow, Lt. Col. David E. Kelly, and Evelyn A. Englander. (Washington, DC: History & Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1998).

Miley, In Cuba with Shafter

John D. Miley. In Cuba with Shafter (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1899).

Müller, Battles and Capitulation

José Müller y Tejeiro. Battles and Capitulation of Santiago, Office of Naval Inttelgience War Notes No. 1, Information from Abroad (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899).

Netsky and Beach, Trouble with Admiral Sampson

Martin G. Netsky and Edward L. Beach. “The Trouble with Admiral Sampson,” Naval History (Nov.-Dec. 1995): 8-16.

Núñez, The Spanish American War, Blockades and Coastal Defense

Servero Gómez Núñez. The Spanish American War, Blockades and Coastal Defense, Office of Naval Intelligence Spanish American War Notes, War Notes VI. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1900).

Long Papers

Gardner Weld Allen, ed. Papers of John Davis Long, 1897-1904, (Norwood, MA: Published for the Massachusetts Historical Society by the Plimpton Press 1939.)

Plüddemann, Comments

Max Plüddemann. Office of Naval Intelligence, “Comments of Rear-Admiral Plüddemann, German Navy, of the Main Features of the War with Spain,” Office of Naval Intelligence Information From Abroad, War Notes No. I, Translated. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1899), pp. 1-18.

Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898

Appendix to the Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898.)

Rickover, How the Battleship Maine Was Destroyed

Hiram G. Rickover, et al. How the Battleship Maine was Destroyed. Naval History Division, Department of the Navy. (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1976).

Rivera, Crónica

Angel Rivera Méndez. Crónica de la Guerra Hispanoamericana en Puerto Rico. Madrid: Sucesores de Rivadeneyra (s.a.) artes gráficas, 1922.

Schley Court Martial 

Record of Proceedings of A Court of Inquiry in the Case of Rear-Admiral Winfield S. Schley, U.S. Navy Convened at the Navy-Yard, Washington, D.C., September 12, 1901. 2 vols. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1902).

Spanish Diplomatic Correspondence

Spanish Diplomatic Correspondence and Documents 1896-1900 Presented to the Cortes by the Minister of State, Translated. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1905).

Squadron Bulletins

Reprint of the Squadron Bulletins of the North Atlantic Squadron with an Introduction by Rear Admiral Sampson. (New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898).

Squadron Operations

Rear Admiral Pascual Cervera y Topete, ed., The Spanish-American War: A Collection of Documents Relative to the Squadron Operations in the West Indies. Information from Abroad, War Notes No. VII, (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1899).

Spector, Admiral of the New Empire

Ronald Spector. Admiral of the New Empire: The Life and Career of George Dewey (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1974).

Sternlicht, McKinley’s Bulldog: The Battleship Oregon

Sanford Sternlicht. McKinley’s Bulldog: The Battleship Oregon (Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1977).

Taylor, Nicaragua Canal

Henry C. Taylor. The Nicaragua Canal. (New York: American Geographical Society, 1886).

Taussig, Diary

Evelyn M. Cherpak, ed. Three Splendid Little Wars: The Diary of Joseph K. Taussig (Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2009).

“The Trouble with Sampson”

Martin G. Netsky and Edward L. Beach, Jr. “The Trouble with Admiral Sampson.” Naval History (December 1995): 8-16.

Trask, War with Spain

David F. Trask. The War with Spain in 1898 (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1981).

USNIP

Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute

Views of Admiral Cervera

Office of Naval Intelligence, Views of Admiral Cervera Regarding The Spanish Navy in the Late War, Office of Naval Intelligence Information From Abroad, Translated. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1898).

 

Archival Collections

AFNRC

Area File of the Naval Records Collection 1775 to 1910, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.

FRUS

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, with the Annual Message of the President Transmitted to Congress December 6, 1898. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901.

PCC

Papers of Charles S. Cotton, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

PGD

Papers of George Dewey, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

PGGD

Papers of George Goodwin Dewey, Navy History and Heritage Command, Operational Archives, Washington, DC.

PHT

Papers of Henry Taylor, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

PTR

Papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

Collections Without Short Titles:

Papers of William H. Emory, Jr., Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

Papers of William Fullam, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

Papers of John D. Long [Long Papers], Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA.

Papers of Charles O’Neil, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

Joseph M. Reeves Folder, Navy History and Heritage Command, Operational Archives, Washington, DC.

Papers of William T. Sampson, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

Papers of Montgomery Sicard, Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room, Washington, DC.

National Archive Record Groups:

RG 19    

Records of the Bureau of Ships, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 19).

RG 24    

Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 24).

RG 26    

Records of the United States Coast Guard, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 26).

RG 38    

Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 38).

RG 45    

Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 45).

RG 59    

General Records of the Department of State, Miscellaneous Letters of the Department of State, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD (Record Group 59).

RG 80    

General Records of the Department of the Navy, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 80).

RG 87    

Records of the United States Secret Service, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD (Record Group 87).

RG 94    

Records of the Office of the Adjutant General, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 94).

RG 108   

Records of the Headquarters of the Army, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD (Record Group 108).

RG 127   

Records of the United States Marine Corps, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 127). 

RG 165   

Records of War Department General and Special Staffs, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD (Record Group 165).

RG 313   

Records of Naval Operating Forces, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (Record Group 313).

 

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