Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William A. Kirkland, Commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard

Mch. 4,1898.

Sir:

          The Department has this date directed, by telegraph, that the ammunition now at the navy yard, Mare Island, intended for the Asiatic Station and for the U.S.F.S Baltimore,1 shall be shipped to that vessel by the “Mohican.”

          You will please prepare the “Mohican” to receive this ammunition and have her proceed to Honolulu at the earliest practicable date.

Very respectfully,

John D Long

Secretary.

Source Note: Cy, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 319. Document reference No,: “95476…EC”. Addressed below close: “Commandant,/Navy Yard,/Mare Island, Cal.”

Footnote 1: United States Fighting Ship Baltimore.

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