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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt and several associates will be visiting Hampton Roads to review the fleet. They will be housed on the USS Fern, currently under the command of Captain Cowles. Roosevelt is looking forward to seeing the "squadron of iron clads maneuvering, and at gun practice."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; Virginia--Hampton Roads; United States. Department of the Navy; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Brownson, Willard H. (Willard Herbert), 1845-1935

Date: 1897-08-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt has been directed to use the USS Dolphin during maneuvers instead of Captain Cowles's ship, the USS Fern. He will make sure to visit the Fern so they can have a "real talk." Roosevelt agrees with Cowles regarding the "flower show business."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; Naval tactics; United States. Department of the Navy

Date: 1897-08-27

Letter from French Ensor Chadwick to John Davis Long

Description:

Rear Admiral Chadwick offers his memory of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba from his vantage point on USS New York. He does not believe that any officer from the New York has testified before the court of inquiry. He concludes by requesting that Secretary Long unofficially share his testimony with President Roosevelt, who is securing statements from naval officers concerning the battle.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Naval battles; Naval maneuvers; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

Date: 1902-02-08

Letter from George Bruce Cortelyou to Robley Dunglison Evans

Description:

George Bruce Cortelyou writes to Rear Admiral Evans to inform him that President Roosevelt has several suggestions to add to Evans' statement on naval maintenance and maneuvers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; Warships--Maintenance and repair; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-02-10

Letter from Robley D. Evans to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Admiral Evans describes some of the maneuvers during the Battle of Santiago de Cuba which should be added to his previous statement.  He also addresses the question of which officer was in command.  Evans expresses sympathy for President Roosevelt concerning Ted Roosevelt's illness.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Naval battles; Naval maneuvers; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Health; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1902-02-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Dewey

Description:

President Roosevelt is pleased that Admiral Dewey will command the fleet maneuvers next fall.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; United States. Navy

Date: 1902-06-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas Collier Platt

Description:

President Roosevelt cannot fulfill Thomas Collier Platt's request regarding Admiral Crowninshield. Crowninshield is to command the European squadrons at the naval maneuvers off Culebra and Roosevelt places a great deal of importance on these maneuvers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; Puerto Rico--Culebra; United States. Navy; Crowninshield, A. S. (Arent Schuyler), 1843-1908

Date: 1902-06-28

Letter from George B. Cortelyou to William Henry Moody

Description:

George B. Cortelyou writes to William Henry Moody to inform him that President Roosevelt has heard that Admiral Higginson stopped the naval maneuvers to allow Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, to visit the flagship. If true, Roosevelt desires a report.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; United States. Navy; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Higginson, Francis John, 1843-1931; Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt

Date: 1902-09-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Matthew Stanley Quay

Description:

President Roosevelt believes that the naval maneuvers are essential even if the coal supply is limited and expensive. Stopping the maneuvers could demoralize the navy and have a "bad effect upon the foreign powers."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; Coal--Supply and demand; International relations; United States. Navy

Date: 1902-10-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Oliver Iselin

Description:

President Roosevelt would be pleased to have C. Oliver Iselin join him during the naval review.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Naval maneuvers; United States. Navy; Lipton, Thomas Johnstone, Sir, 1850-1931; Kane, Woodbury, 1859-1905

Date: 1903-08-06

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