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The Menu for a Spanish-American War Victory Dinner, Signed by Many of Its Most Important Participants

Spanish American War Menu

Librería: The Raab Collection (Ardmore, PA, Estados Unidos de America)

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The Clover Club of Philadelphia was founded in 1882, billing itself (as it still does today) "A Club for Social Enjoyments, the Cultivation of Literary Tastes, and the Encouragement of Hospitable Intercourse." Every president from Glover Cleveland through Woodrow Wilson attended its notable dinners. Mark Twain enjoyed dining at the club, as over the years have many others.The Spanish-American War lasted from April until August, 1898, and ended in a clear-cut U.S. victory. Former Spanish possessions, such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, passed into American hands. The Clover Club determined to hold a Peace Jubilee victory celebration, and this is the menu from that dinner, which was held on October 27, 1898. The menu is signed by some very prominent attendees. The colorful cover with its floral and flag motif lists the new U.S. possessions - Cuba, Porto Rico, Phillipines and Ladrones (now called the Marianas), and is signed by Gen. Joseph Wheeler, commander of the cavalry division sent to Cuba, which included the Rough Riders. He had been a Confederate cavalry general in the Civil War. The interior lists the dinner committee and "the rations," which included duck, mutton and perch, among other things. It is signed by Gen. Nelson Miles, commanding general of United States Army; Adm. Charles D. Sigsbee, commander of the Maine, and an uncommon autograph); Gen. Adna Chaffee, a brigade commander in Cuba; Gen. William Shafter, commander of the expedition to Cuba; Capt. Robley Evans, commander of a battleship in the Cuba expedition; Civil War general Daniel Sickles, Richmond Hobson, who won a medal of honor In connection with the sinking of the USS Merrimac in an attempt to blockade the fortified harbor of Santiago de Cuba; and Gen. Samuel S. Sumner, who led a cavalry brigade. Quite an assemblage of the war's most prominent players. N° de ref. de la librería 9306

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The Raab Collection buys and sells rare important historical documents, bring to its endeavors a passion not only for the manuscript but the history behind it. We've built important historical collections for institutions and historical enthusiasts. Our pieces have found homes in many major institutions devoted to preserving history.

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