1898 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING THE PREPARATIONS BY AMERICAN NAVAL FORCES JUST BEFORE THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SPANISH FLEET HANDWRITTEN BY A SAILOR ABOARD THE USS OREGON WHO WOULD ONE DAY PUBLISH A BOOK

By: JOSEPH CUTHBERT GANNON

Price: $2,455.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


On offer is an original 1898 manuscript relic of the Spanish American War, specifically the significant American naval battle against Spain in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba which featured the destruction of the Spanish Navy's Caribbean Squadron. The diary is handwritten by USN sailor Joseph Gannon aboard the USS Oregon from Marquette Michigan using a Navy Signal notebook his seven pages of entries are dated May 19, 1898 to July 1, 1898 and describes the trip from Key West to preparations for battle apparently stopping the narrative at the commencement of overt action by the American fleet. We note that Mr. Gannon wrote a published book in 1958 regarding his service on the Oregon. The notebook measures 6 x 9 inches and is overall G+.

Title: 1898 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING THE PREPARATIONS BY AMERICAN NAVAL FORCES JUST BEFORE THE DECISIVE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO DE CUBA AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SPANISH FLEET HANDWRITTEN BY A SAILOR ABOARD THE USS OREGON WHO WOULD ONE DAY PUBLISH A BOOK

Author Name: JOSEPH CUTHBERT GANNON

Categories: 19th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: KEY WEST FLORIDA to SANTIAGO DE CUBA, 1898

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0002118

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