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In my previous Cannonball blog post, I presented the transcript from an article that appeared in the York Daily on June 13, 1906, covering the sham battle on the fairgrounds held the previous day. More than 10,000 people watched this Civil War reenactment, which, according to veterans present for ...
Moreover, bordering not one ocean but two, the United States since its emergence on the world stage in the Spanish-American War of 1898 has been a naval power. Because of the moral taboo against the use of nuclear weapons, the Navy has always been America's principal strategic instrument.

It has only acknowledged on five occasions that a state of war had been thrust upon the United States: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. And even in those five cases, Congress responded to presidential prodding. In contrast to ...
In 1898, nearly 400 years after the Spanish flag was first planted on the island, the Spanish-American War took place. The war ended with the 1898 Treaty of Paris in which Spain ceded its territory in the Philippine islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. While the Philippines were granted independence, ...
Following Popham Road to its end brings you to Fort Popham State Historical Site. Construction of the stone, boomerang-shaped fortress started during the Civil War, but wasn't completed until 1869, a few years after the War ended. It later saw service during the Spanish American War and World War I.

In the Philippine Sea (CNN) One hundred twenty years ago this month, US Navy Commodore George Dewey led a squadron of warships from Hong Kong and steamed towards the Spanish colony of the Philippines. It was the start of the Spanish-American War. In Manila Bay on May 1, Dewey's ...
In the early 20th century, the U.S. courts defined territories as incorporated and unincorporated in order to divvy up the land that the U.S. received from the end of the Spanish-American War. The justices who made those distinctions saw the people living in the unincorporated territories as "uncivilized" ... Citizens
The welcome home from was like that received by returning GIs since the Spanish American War. Dow Jones & Co. liked what it saw on the DD214 and, 45 days after my military discharge, put me to work writing about the financial industry. The missing link? Veterans from earlier wars. There were no ... Navy
The Spanish, we learned, did not actually blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which ignited the Spanish-American War. The story of North Vietnamese gunboats attacking U.S. destroyers, which led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and 58,000 dead Americans in Vietnam, proved not to be entirely ... Navy
Women have played a vital role in the US Army since 1775, from Molly Pitcher to those now serving. Their accomplishments have shaped not just the Army, but also the country. Recent strides toward full integration include the first women graduating from Ranger School, the first women reporting for infantry ... Navy
Americans took control of the island nation after Spain was defeated in the Spanish-American War. The city, once known as the Pearl of the Orient, was largely destroyed by the Japanese at the end of World War II as Allied forces retook it. The country gained its independence from the United States in 1946, ... Navy
I gave her a 120-year-old pitcher commemorating victory in the Spanish American War. Why that? Well, Grandma's spit cup wasn't available. SCOTT REEDER is a veteran statehouse journalist, who has covered government for almost 30 years. He works as a freelance reporter in the Springfield area, ... Navy
Barry Goldwater was not a neoconservative; Curtis LeMay was not a neoconservative; and the most nakedly imperialist wars in American history, the Mexican War and the Spanish-American War, were launched long before Trotsky had ever come to power (and in the former case, before he was even born). Navy
The Spanish, we learned, did not actually blow up the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which ignited the Spanish-American War. We went to war in Iraq in 2003 to disarm it of weapons of mass destruction we later discovered Saddam Hussein did not really have. About 4,500 U.S. dead and tens ... Navy
Roosevelt, the “Rough Rider”, was a one-time cowboy, hunter, and cattle-rancher in the Dakota Badlands who served as a cavalry officer in Cuba during the Spanish-American war; Mr Macron is a tennis-player and skier, of a generation that has never seen active combat. Roosevelt, who took office as a ... Navy

Fort Dade began construction in 1898, near the onset of the Spanish/American war. By 1910, Egmont Key was home to around 300 people and more than 70 buildings, including a local hospital and elementary school for the soldiers children. The key used to be twice its existing size, but shoreline erosion ... Navy
Pieces from the USS Olympia's official silver collection are on display this month at Olympia City Hall. The antique silver set was presented to the historic U.S. Navy warship more than 100 years ago to commemorate its role in the Spanish-American War's Battle of Manila Bay. The pieces on display are ...
AMY GOODMAN: Stephen Kinzer, can you take us on a brief, kind of thumbnail journey from the overthrow of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines—all before the turn of the 20th century? STEPHEN KINZER: This was a fascinating period, and it really was the moment ...
He always had been interested in military affairs and was captain of the old company M of the 52nd Iowa infantry, and as the head of that company went south during the Spanish-American war. At the close of the war, Kreger was commissioned first lieutenant of the 39th United States infantry, and on August ...
But this provision did not keep Spain from including Sulu when the Philippines was handed over to the United States after its defeat in the Spanish-American War in 1899. This historical moment serves as a backdrop to secessionist movements, Moro insurgency, and the peace process in Mindanao.
Photo by Roger Gavan On Thursday, March 1, County, Town and Village of Warwick officials, representatives of veterans, police, firefighter and EMS organizations and of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and others joined members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4662. They were there ...
The Spanish American War brought a new wave of contracts, as did both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and the dozens of smaller conflicts that the U.S. waged around the globe in the 20th and early 21st century. As the U.S. built up the world's most powerful military and established bases ...
From the Spanish-American War, through the most current Oklahoman who fought and died in the Iraq-Afghan War. "Mike is the reason this memorial is here to begin with,” says his friend Drue Freeman. “Mike, indeed, is the one who pushed for it. Went to the legislature got the land donated, raised the ...
Spanish-American War. The US flag is raised over Fort Santiago in the Philippines, August 13, 1898. G.W. Petersvia Wikimedia Commons. While Army private pay in the Spanish-American War was still $13 like it had been in the Civil War, a period of deflation had strengthened the purchasing power of that monthly salary.
"Some of the daguerreotypes are pretty rare, to be honest," he said. "There are one or two from the Spanish American War that are really pretty rare." +3. A rare daguerreotype. Buy Now. This rare daguerreotype from the Mexican American War era is among the auction items. Caring Transitions/Provided.
In the United States a movement has emerged to remove symbols of white supremacy and colonialism. This movement has gained momentum since the events in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 when the forces of white supremacy rallied to protect a Confederate monument, going on a racist rampage the ...
Between the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Spanish American War, mostly poor and near poor Europeans flooded into America's westward land grab and those quickest with a gun and a true shooter tended to survive and prosper. Various six shooter hand guns and repeater rifles became dominant ...
Where can you find an original signature of one of the founders of our country, and the records of every Massachusetts soldier who served in the military from 1775 to 2017? The answer is an old armory in Concord, and Leonid Kondratiuk runs the show. You could say he's like a kid in a candy store.
“Remember the Maine became a rallying cry for war, propelling America into the Spanish-American War during which the United States achieved a decisive victory as our nation became an active participant in international affairs and paved the way for the United States to become a superpower in the 20th ...
They prayed for peace during the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War and Gulf War. They prayed for freedom as Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led marches during the ...
Nor did it originate with the modern 24-hour news cycle and social media which encourage half-truths or outright falsehoods in order to stay up-to-date with the most recent current events. In fact, many historians trace the origins of fake news to the beginnings of the Spanish-American War. That attribution ...
From there, volunteers poured in and when the Spanish-American War began in 1898, what had become the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment were deployed. Following their success in that war, President Woodrow Wilson drafted troops from the 8th Illinois National Guard into 666World War I. They were renamed for ...
From there, volunteers poured in and when the Spanish-American War began in 1898, what had become the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment were deployed. Following their success in that war, President Woodrow Wilson drafted troops from the 8th Illinois National Guard into 666World War I. They were renamed for ...
LEBANON - A Reading sailor who went down on the USS Maine 120 years ago was honored Thursday by descendants of Spanish-American War veterans ... Anders of Reading," said Mark Donahue of Wernersville, president of the Sons of the Spanish-American War Alexander Quinn Chapter in Lebanon.
Interestingly, one of the advocates of war was Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, who would lead the Rough Riders in the Battle of San Juan Hill, the decisive battle in the three-month-long Spanish-American War. Roosevelt would become the 26th president of the United States, serving ...
Although the story of the Spanish- American War has often been told, it just as often bears retelling, particularly when briskly chronicled by Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey, and the author of books such as The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen ...
The ship -- commissioned in 1889, launched in 1895 and destroyed three years later -- became a symbol of the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Spain in those years. The sinking helped move America towards the Spanish-American War and ignited an immediate controversy as to ...
Thiry Daems: Father John Righino has announced missions to be held at St. Odile's and at the church in Champion during March. Each will be a week in length. Walhain: Former tavern operator Desire (Jerry) Drossart died at Wood Veteran Hospital. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, Drossart ...
William McKinley had celebrations following victory in the Spanish-American War. There were military parades organized after the two world wars. In the heady days of the Cold War, the inaugurations of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy showcased many soldiers and hardware, including atomic ...
Men like Benjamin O. Davis, who entered service in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and 42 years later became the first black general officer in the U.S. Army. Men like Roscoe Robinson, who served in segregated units when he first commissioned and went on to become the Army's first black ...
They frequently served with distinction — the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War, the 9th and 10th U.S. Colored Cavalry regiments during the Indian wars and the Spanish-American War, and the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I all established outstanding ...
Cuba has played a historical role for America since Teddy Roosevelt's charge up San Juan Hill in 1898 during the Spanish-American war. Then came the challenge for the U.S. mid-twentieth century with the Cuban revolution—resulting in Fidel Castro's long rule and the escape and exile of thousands upon ...
The 'Rough Rider' volunteers, mustered in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American war, were eager to show their devotion to the country that they hoped would soon make Arizona the next state in the union. One of the officers in the famous cavalry troop was Capt. Buckey O'Neill. During the battle for San ...
There also was a reunion of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and the 10 cents admission helped the church's fundraising goal of $1,000. Col. John R. Marshall, a commander of the 8th Illinois Regiment of black volunteers sent to Cuba in 1895 during the Spanish-American War, also was an honored guest.
The other four—the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II—were declared after it was requested by the president in response to an attack. Every war since World War II has been conducted without a formal declaration, though with alternate congressional consent—like the ...
But if you say Cuba, any little library will have something, if nothing else than there was the Spanish American War in 1898.” Cueto, 74, moved to the U.S. in 1961 as part of the Peter Pan project, a federally-funded program which allowed Cuban youth to move to the U.S. with their parents' permission.
The other four—the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II—were declared after it was requested by the president in response to an attack. Every war since World War II has been conducted without a formal declaration, though with alternate congressional consent—like the ...
For example, in 1863, a contraband crew operated the Fishing Rip Lightship, near the captured city of Port Royal, South Carolina. As with the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War of 1898 spurred cultural change. For example, Congress awarded medals to minority combat heroes for the first time ...


 

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