The Spanish-American War 1898. “The Splendid Little War”—John Hay. 1890. Naval officer Alfred T. Mahan publishes The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783,” to show that sea power was the key to a nation’s greatness.
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“The Splendid Little War”—John Hay
This photograph was taken in Cuba in 1896 at the occasion of the surrender of José Loreto, one of the Chiefs of Cuban Rebel leaders in the Province of Santa Clara. The surrender took place in a Spanish military camp at Las Cendrillas.
William R. Hearst sent artist Frederic Remington to illustrate news stories of the Spanish-American War.
The controversial De Lôme Letter (1898).The Spanish diplomat's letter was critical of U.S. President McKinley and the prospects for peace. It was leaked to the U.S. press.
ENRIQUE DUPUY DE LÔME
Flying the signal "Follow the flag", Commodore Schley's flagship, the USS Brooklyn, leads the pack in a hard-hitting assault on the stampeding Spaniards. Texas, Iowa and Oregon are right behind, their starboard guns blazing. Caught in a steel trap, the Spanish fought with courage born of desperation. Painting from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library.
This 1898 lithograph portrays a highly romantic version of the Battle of San Juan Hill. The famous charge was much less glamorous than pictured here. Theodore Roosevelt, whose Rough Riders had taken nearby Kettle Hill, called to his men to charge the next line of Spanish trenches in the San Juan hills. But in the excitement of the battle, they didn't hear him and Roosevelt found himself charging virtually alone. He had to go back and rally the Rough Riders, who then charged the hill on foot.