Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long

U.S.F.S.NewYork, 1st Rate,

Off Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

July 4, 1898.

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SECNAV.,1

     Washington, D. C.

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THERE WILL BE ON BOARD THE HARVARD TOMORROW READY TO GO NORTH NINE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE OFFICERS AND MEN SPANISH PRISONERS ON BOARD THE ST.LOUIS SEVEN TWENTY NINE. WHERE SHALL THEY BE SENT.2

SAMPSON.

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Source Note: TCy, DNA, RG 313, Entry 32. At left of top line: “No. 157.”

Footnote 1: “SECNAV” is an acronym for Secretary of the Navy.

Footnote 2: Harvard and St. Louis received Spanish naval prisoners after the Battle of Santiago on 3 July. Trask, War with Spain, 288.

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