- Battle sites and movements
Santiago de Cuba and Vicinity, 1898
April 25 - December 10, 1898
Cervera's fleet tried to escape and was sunk in a one-sided
running engagement on July 3, 1898.
General Toral recognized the hopelessness of this plight, and
surrendered Spanish forces on
eastern Cuba on July 17.
American forces went on to take Puerto Rico by August 9 and the
Spanish sued for peace on August 12.
next day, unaware that an armistice had been signed, General
Merritt's forces captured Manila after token Spanish resistance.