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The Rough Riders
Sunday, January 25, 2004 (Spanish American)
The Battle of Manila Bay
Sunday, January 25, 2004 (Spanish American)
Battle of Santiago
Friday, September 20, 2002 (Spanish American)
Battle of Santiago
Friday, September 20, 2002 (Spanish American)
USS Winslow in Action
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
USS VESUVIUS in Action
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Report of the 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Diary, 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Letter, the cruise to Cuba on the transport ORIZABA
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
10th U. S. Infantry aboard the transport Alamo
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
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This Day in History
1845: U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, MD on former site of Fort Severn.

1861: Lincoln directed reinforcements to be sent to Missouri.

1864: Rear Admiral Farragut's fleet sustained its pounding of Fort Morgan with shot from its heavy guns.

1895: Commissioning of U.S.S. Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship.

1908: First Navy post offices established in Navy ships.

1934: Nineteen years of occupation ended as the 1st Marine Brigade departed Haiti.

1942: The Japanese submarine I-25 departed Japan with a floatplane in its hold. It was assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the US, and used to bomb U.S. forests.

1942: On Guadalcanal, the Marines prepare an airstrip and fortify the perimeter around it.

1943: An invasion of Kiska Island commences. Three American battleships provide support for the landing of 34,000 US and Canadian troops. The Japanese, aware of the loss of Attu and the impending arrival of the larger Allied force, had successfully removed their troops on July 28th under the cover of severe fog, without the Allies noticing.

1943: Elements of the US 25th Division (General McLure) occupy Vella Lavella. About 4500 troops land. Admiral Wilkinson, commanding Task Force 31, provides naval support. Coast Guardsmen were part of Task Force 31.