Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet, to Commodore Winfield S. Schley, Commander, Flying Squadron

U.S.F.S.NewYork, May 26, 1898.

To Commodore Schley, care First American Warship, arriving at Mole Saint Nicholas.

Fifteen miles east of Santiago de Cuba is the pier and harbor belonging to the Spanish American Iron Company. Excellent fresh water obtainable and you can coal there from Collier.

Sampson.               

Source Note: TC, DNA, RG 313, Entry 52. This cable was typed on Western Union Telegraph Co. stationery. On cable header: “No. 9. Navy Department. Officer Business.”

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