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Rear Admiral Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Captain Philip H. Cooper, Superintendent, United States Naval Academy

(official business.)



Navy Department,


Washington, July 6, 1898.

     The Spanish officers that surrendered to Sampson will be quartered at Annapolis.1 Senior officers in the bachelor’s quarters, and if there is not room enough for all, juniors in the cadets’ quarters. Harvard should arrive at Portsmouth, N.H. today. After landing men Seavy’s Island,2 will come to Annapolis with officers. Make necessary arrangements.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 29. Addressed before opening: “Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.”

Footnote 1: Among the Spanish officers was RAdm. Pascual Cervera y Topete. Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 701-02.

Footnote 2: The Spanish naval prisoners were taken to Seavey’s Island (Kittery, ME) where the Portsmouth Navy Yard was located. Ibid.

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