September 1916

The Guantanamo Campaign of 1898

Volume 1, Issue 3

George H Osterhout Jr

PRIOR to its formal declaration, but when war between the United States and Spain seemed imminent, the Congress, on March 9, 1898, appropriated $50,000,000, that the land and naval forces might be placed in better condition for the impending struggle. The president, in whose hands this money was placed, allotted it to the War and Navy Departments at various times upon proper representation to him of the required needs of the two services.

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