New York: R.F. Fenno and Co.. Very Good+. 1898. First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Sunday Morning, May 1st, 1898, as related in the Notes and Correspondence of an Officer on Board the Flagship Olympia. Clean and tight in original printed wrappers with a pictorial ad for Mehlin Pianos on the rear cover, minor wear at lower corners. Illustrated with photographs and maps. The Battle of Manila Bay took place on 1 May 1898, during the Spanish-American War. The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged and destroyed the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón. The engagement took place in Manila Bay in the Philippines, and was the first major engagement of the Spanish-American War. In recognition of George Dewey's leadership during the Battle of Manila Bay a special medal known as the Dewey Medal was presented to the officers and sailors under Admiral Dewey's command. Dewey was later honored with promotion to the special rank of Admiral of the Navy; a rank that no one has held before or since in the United States Navy. Dewey's flagship, the Olympia, is preserved as a museum ship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Independence Seaport Museum.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 38093)
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