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Young Peoples' History of the War with Spain

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Author: Prescott Holmes
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,558 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 790
Added to site: 2006.03.16
mnybks.net#: 12939
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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In that awful destruction of the Maine, two officers and two hundred and fifty-four of the crew were lost. Several of those who were rescued, died afterward.

The next day divers went down into the water to see what they could find in the wreck, and nineteen dead bodies were brought up. The Spanish officers of Havana asked Captain Sigsbee to permit the city to give the a public funeral; and a plot of ground in Colón Cemetery, outside the city, was given to the United States free of expense forever. The day of the funeral all the flags were put at "half mast," as a sign of mourning, and the stores were closed. Crowds of people joined the long funeral procession.

In the latter part of the year 1899, however, the Maine dead were brought from Havana by the battleship Texas, then commanded by Captain Sigsbee, formerly of the Maine. They were laid away in Arlington Cemetery, near Washington, on December 28th, with simple religious services and the honors of war, in

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