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Telegram, in code, from Theodore Roosevelt to Commodore Dewey, 02/26/1898


Telegram, in code, from Theodore Roosevelt to Commodore Dewey

Telegram, in code, from Theodore Roosevelt to Commodore Dewey, 02/26/1898 (National Archives Identifier: 300262); Naval Records Collection of the Office of Naval Records and Library, 1691 - 1945; Record Group 45; National Archives.

This telegram, in code from Assistant Secretary of the the Navy Theodore Roosevelt to Commodore George Dewey, Commander of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron, was sent without the knowledge of Secretary of the Navy Long. The telegram authorized Dewey to engage the Spanish fleet. On May 1, 1898, Dewey would destroy the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay.
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