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American Ships in the Spanish-American War part 1:
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The U.S.S. Brooklyn in holiday dress. Admiral Schley's armored cruiser was the principal target of the enemy and was hit often and reported more casualties than any other vessel.
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Repair was needed for the battleship U.S.S. Chicago, including replacing the rig and placing new machinery such as a new battery of rapid-firing guns.
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In May 1898 the U.S.S. Columbia collided with a British merchant steamer. It was the first serious mishap to befall any vessel of the U.S. Navy after the outbreak of the war.
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The U.S.S. Constitution at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. This war ship carries guns on two decks.
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Torpedo Boat the U.S.S. Cushing.
 

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American Ships in the Spanish-American War part 2:
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Commanded by Henry W. Lyon, this dispatch boat carried the flag of the President and Secretary of the Navy for 12 years and carried more distinguished guests than any other boat in the U.S. Navy. The U.S.S. Dolphin was one of the first modern ships constructed for naval service in the U.S. During the war it was transformed into a war-vessel and at Guantanamo Bay, along with the U.S.S. Marblehead, the U.S.S. Dolphin protected U.S. Marines from defeat.
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The U.S.S. Helena was a rapid-fire gunboat with 1,600 horsepower. On July 21, 1898, with six consorts, it destroyed five Spanish gunboats, a transport, and other vessels at Manzanillo.
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Detail of a rapid-fire gun on board the U.S.S. Helena.
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Detail of a Driggs-Schroeder rapid-fire gun on board the U.S.S. Helena. This rapid-fire gun was capable of firing 20 shells a minute and thus was key weapon in the destruction of Spanish Admirals Montojo and Cervera's fleets.
 

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American Ships in the Spanish-American War part 3:
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The U.S.S. Iowa was the biggest battleship in the U.S. fleet. It was involved in the first bombardment of the fort near Santiago. It cost three million dollars to build and was equipped with 11,000 horsepower.
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The U.S.S. Katahdin was a harbor defense ram with a gigantic projectile, and at the time of the war was the only vessel of its type in the world. It was held in reserve during the war for possible harbor defense; there was never an opportunity to display its efficiency.
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The U.S.S. Lehigh was a monitor boat specifically used for harbor defense of the New England coast.
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On June 8, 1898, along with the U.S.S. Yankee, the U.S.S. Marblehead bombarded the shore at Guantanamo while the U.S.S. St. Louis cut the French cable. The boat cost $674,000.
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The U.S.S. Miantonomoh was the first armor vessel of the new army.
 

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American Ships in the Spanish-American War part 4:
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The military mast of the U.S.S. New Orleans included three tops. The two lower ones were used for rapid-fire and machine guns, and the top one was used for the electric search light.
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This armored cruiser was used as a battleship under the command of Rear-Admiral Sampson. It was the ship from which the first shot was fired; on April 27, 1898, the vessel bombarded Matanzas.
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On Saturday, August 20, 1898, the Oregon returned to New York City. The ship travelled a total of 14,000 miles.
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The hospital ship U.S.S. Solace was fitted out by the U.S. Government especially for the convenience and comfort of the sick and the wounded. It conveyed the sick and wounded from the theater of war to U.S. hospitals at such places as Tampa, Florida.
 

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Oldschool medevac:
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Lifeboats rescue surviving crewmen of the wrecked USS Maine anchored in Havana, Cuba, after an explosion destroyed the battleship in 1898, serving as the catalyst for the outbreak of the Spanish-American War.
 

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Another old conflict:

Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898)
Info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_War_of_Independence

Photos:
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Calixto García, a general of Cuban rebel forces, (left) with American Brigadier General William Ludlow with Cuban rebels in the background, 1898.
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Cuban Patriots called Mambises posing for a snap-shot in 1895 during the "Cuban Independence War,"
better know as the "Spanish American War."
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These black and white Cubans were fighting together to emancipate their beloved country from the Spanish Colony.
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Black & White Cubans have always eaten from the same plate.
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If you ask a Chinese-Cuban , Italian Cuban, Spanish Cuban, African-Cuban, Cuban Jew or a American-Cuban;
where is he/she from? Their answer will be always a simple one: -- "I'm Cuban."
 

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More photos:
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Cubans are proud of being Cuban.
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Their ancestry and/or religion for a Cuban are irrelevant to them
when it comes to defining where they are from.
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The Cuban machete was more powerful than the Spanish Colony firearms
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Cubans fought against the Spanish Colony yoke with the unbending
determination to conquer freedom. And they did,
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Cuban women were as brave and determined as
the men to make Cuba an independent country.
 

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Rolling:
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Can you imagine fighting a war like this? It was hard for the Cuban Liberators to fight a powerful and very well equipped
Spanish Colony Army. But their determination to become free was more powerful.
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Cuban Patriots called Mambises in 1898 charging towards Spanish Colony arm forces
 

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Mexican–American War April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848

Info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican–American_War
http://www.dmwv.org/mexwar/mexwar1.htm

Photos:
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Invented by Louis Daguerre in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first form of photography. Pictured (top) are daguerreotypes of Mexican civilians; (bottom) a U.S. soldier and a Mexican cadet and friend.

Daguerreotypes, courtesy of the Graham Pilecki historical collection

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Artist unknown, Col. Hamtramck, Virginia Volunteers, daguerreotype, ca. 1847
 

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Few more:

French Revolution of 1848
Info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution_of_1848

Few Daguerreotypes:
Photographs of the barricaded streets of Paris during the 1848 revolution were taken by Hippolyte Bayard and Thibault. The enlargement of the barricaded street shows the considerable detail and sharpness that could be achieved by a Daguerreotype.
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M. Thibault
Paris Uprising [Showing barricaded streets]
1848
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M. Thibault
Barricades Before the Attack, Rue Saint-Maur (French: Barricades avant l'attaque, Rue Saint-Maur)
1848
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M. Thibault
Barricades Before the Attack, Rue Saint-Maur (French: Barricades avant l'attaque, Rue Saint-Maur) [Detail]
1848
 

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The photos from Jacksonville during the Spanish-American War? I'd have to ask my dad, but he knows where those were taken. The camps and hospital are documented in local history books; the hospital is now covered by an office building as I recall.
 

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Big days for Florida. In 1898 national attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to into a city. Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting for much of the action in Cuba's fight for independence from Spain.
If you got modern photos of those sites plz put them here. :)
 

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I'm going to lock this based on the odd and inaccurate wording of a "copyright editor". And the weird necro posting.

Staff, feel free to reopen, if you see this differently.
 

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@RileyLoughlin -

I edited your profile. Not a good idea to write out your mailing address under your location.
Same with your pic, please use something more generic until we get to know you.
 
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