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    Spanish-American War: Five Relics From Important Sea Battles of the War. Including: a brass gage indicator 3.75" long, with an old paper tag that reads, " Pointer from engine room of the Almaranto Oquencho [sic]", the Almirante Oquendo, a 6890-ton Infanta Maria Teresa class armored cruiser, was a unit of Admiral Cervera's Spanish-American War squadron, she was wrecked by gunfire in the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, on 3 July 1898; a heat damaged 5 Pesetas silver Spanish coin in a glassed box with a hand-lettered label that reads, "Taken from Spanish Warship 'Oquendo' after Battle of July 3rd 1898, by Cyrus S. Radford, Lieutenant of Marines U.S.S. Texas", Cyrus Sugg Radford former Quartermaster General of the Marine Corps graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served aboard the USS Texas in the battle of Guantanamo Bay in 1898, when the Spanish fleet was destroyed, he retired with the rank of Brigadier General; a 7.5" section of steel bound copper cable with a paper tag that reads, "French Cable Cut at Guantanamo 1898"; brass door or cabinet knob, 1.5" in diameter, with a coiled wire and paper tag attached that reads, "Relic of Infante Maria Teressa [sic] sunk in Battle of Santiago [Bay] 1898 / Raised by Lieut. [Richmond P.] Hobsonn & sunk in gale on 1st Nov. in Crooked Island passage off San Savador", the Infanta Maria Teresa was an armored cruiser of the Spanish Navy that fought at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War; and, a book, by D. Esteban Paluzie, Guía del Artesano, (Barcelona: Litografía de Faustino Paluzie, 1882), with an inscription, "Taken from Captain's room on Spanish Steamer 'Rita' which was captured by U. S. Cruiser 'Yale'. Presented to Miss Mary F. Demoville by Lt. Col. John Biddle, U.S. Army - Oct. 24th, 1898", Biddle was a career United States Army officer who became Superintendent of the United States Military Academy and Acting Army Chief of Staff. All are fine or better.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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