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Winfield Scott Schley 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("W. S. SCHLEY") TO MRS. L. B. SHRIVER, REGARDING HIS RECENT VICTORY OVER THE SPANISH FLEET IN THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO BAY
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Winfield Scott Schley 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("W. S. SCHLEY") TO MRS. L. B. SHRIVER, REGARDING HIS RECENT VICTORY OVER THE SPANISH FLEET IN THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO BAY
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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Winfield Scott Schley 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("W. S. SCHLEY") TO MRS. L. B. SHRIVER, REGARDING HIS RECENT VICTORY OVER THE SPANISH FLEET IN THE BATTLE OF SANTIAGO BAY
One page (10 1/2 x 8 in.; 268 x 204 mm) on "Headquarters Army of the Commission of the United States of America for Porto Rico" letterhead, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21 Oct 1898; previously folded, a few light stains. 
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Winfield Scott Schley emerged as a hero from the Spanish-American war, in large part due to his decisive role in the Battle of Santiago Bay, the naval battle that sealed an American victory. In this letter, written a few months following the skirmish, Schley writes to an English admirer: 

"Thank you so much for your letter and for the kind things you say of me. I was only glad to be anywhere in the battle lines of July where I could do most to help others to great results in that Sunday morning! If it has been the means of bringing peace then my sacrifice to that end would not have been too great, but I am rejoiced for my country and my flag that God was with us that morning! ..."

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