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WILLIAM McKINLEY To Adolphus Greely the day Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila. Autograph Note on White House Card Signed: "WMcK" as 25th U. President on an Executive Mansion card , 4¼x2¾.Executive Mansion, Washington, 1898 July 1. In full: Genl Greely- Horace C. For sergt in the Signal Corps. The day President McKinley wrote this note, July 1, 1898, is the day most remembered and most associated with the Spanish-American War. On July 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey, Commander of the Asiatic squadron, destroyed the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay in the Philippines in a seven-hour battle.
Eight Americans were wounded with no damage to U. Spain lost 381 sailors and its entire fleet of ships.Langley to produce a flying machine for military use. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1887, Greely was the first volunteer and enlisted man to attain that rank in the U.
McKinley's intervention here on behalf of HORACE COLLINS LANSING was more than successful. Later that month, Lansing was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. He served two years, most of it in Cuba, with the 7th Ohio Signal Corps. Horace Lansing had other influential connections. Pin holes at upper left blank corner area.Vertical fold touches the "K" in signature. Ink slightly smudged at salutation and date. See more material from these signers. See more listings in our PRESIDENTIAL (2,371). Please note that this is an authentically signed item.
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