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Document for February 15th:
Telegram from Captain Charles S. Sigsbee, Commander of the USS MAINE, to the Secretary of the Navy, 02/15/1898


Telegram from Captain Charles S. Sigsbee, Commander of the USS MAINE, to the Secretary of the Navy

Telegram from Captain Charles S. Sigsbee, Commander of the USS MAINE, to the Secretary of the Navy, 02/15/1898 (National Archives Identifier: 300266); Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, 1691 - 1945; Record Group 45; National Archives.

The telegram describes the destruction of the USS Maine in Havana harbor on the evening of February 15, 1898, a pivotal event leading up to the Spanish-American War.
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