This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...French cable to Hayti. A rest was taken on both sides Sunday night, and early Monday morning the Spaniards opened fire upon the camp from ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...French cable to Hayti. A rest was taken on both sides Sunday night, and early Monday morning the Spaniards opened fire upon the camp from two guns on the west side of the harbor. The Texas, the Yankee, and the torpedo-boat Porter promptly replied, and in a few minutes the Spanish guns were still. In the meantime the marines had abandoned the original camp to take up a position on the side of the hill toward the harbor, there to await the arrival of the troops which were expected at any hour, although, as it proved, they did not arrive for many days, and the gallant marines held Camp Mc Calla, as the encampment had been named, without aid from the soldiers. The Spaniards did not risk any more open attacks, but continued their bushwhacking tactics, firing only from the bushes and changing their position immediately after each volley was fired. Lieutenant Neville, with a body of men from Company D, again went out on scouting duty, and discovered a stone fort about two miles from the camp. After three hours' fighting, they captured the fort and found within the walls fifteen dead Spaniards, one a lieutenant. The losses on the American side during the engagement of Sunday night were two killed and four wounded. The killed were: --Henry Goode, sergeant-major of marines. Private Tauman. The injured were Privates Wallace, Martin, Roxbury, and Burke. The burial of Sergeant Goode took place Monday night after the desultory firing from the Spanish had ceased. The solemn ceremony had a depressing effect on the spirits of the marines who had not flinched when under fire or faltered in their weariness. Few there were who did not fear that the same end awaited them, without the hope of the last kindly offices by friendly hands. During the day the Dolphin discovered the Spa...Read Less
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