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TOK CITIZEN, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 20, 1011.
III HER II I
MM IB H III JUSTIGE
His Celebrated Victory In the
Battle of Santiago
How He Rescued the Greely
Expedition Other Events
In His Career.
By JAMES A. KDGERTON.
i DMIltAL SCHLEY belongs to his
i tory. Ills death furnishes the
opportunity to do hlin belated
Justice. Ills story will live as
long ns Americans read the annals of
Miolr country. Despite naval boards
ud bureaucratic jealousies tho pub
lic proclaims him the hero of the battle
Wlufleltl Scott Schley was born on a
Maryland farm Oct 0, 1839, and nt
the time of his death ho lacked but
seven days of being seventy-two yeare
old. Ills father was an ofllccr of the
navy and served In the war with Mex
ico, naming the boy for tho hero of
that coulllct. Admiral Schley gradu
ated from tho Naval academy at An
napolis In 1800 nnd saw service
throughout the civil war, being ap
pointed successively mnster nnd lieu
tenant by President Lincoln. He was
in the bjockadlng squadron along the
coast of South Carolina and later par
ticipated In tho engagements that led
to the capture of Port Hudson. Aft
er the war he was shifted to the south
ern Pacific, but In 1860 was promoted
to lieutenant commander and was on
duty at the Naval academy for three
years. Ho then returned to sen duty
on board the Bcnlcia and participated
In the attack on the Saleo river forts
In Korea lu 1871. Three years later
he was promoted t commander and
was the head officer on the Essex
until 18S0, when he was made light
His Relief of Greely.
In 1SS1 Commander Schley was
placed In charge of tho Greely relief
expedition, commanding the Thetis
nnd other vessels. He rescued General
Greely nnd six other survivors at
Cape Sabine. It was for this deed
that He was presented by the Mary
land legislature with 'the gold watch
found on him after his death on the
streets of New York. Ho was next
made chief of the board of equipment
and repair and In 18S8 was promoted
to captain. Vov three years he com
manded the Baltimore and on that
ship took home the body of John Erics
son, the Inventor of the Monitor, for
which service Captain Schley was pre-!
sentcd with n gold medal by tho king
of Sweden. Ho also settled a delicate
nnd 'lllllcult international trouble In
Chile. He wns then successively com-1
mandcr of tho New York, member of J
the board of inspection nnd survey
and chairman of the lighthouse board.
In 180S Captain Schley was promot-
ted to commodore and placed at the j
head of the Hying squadron, In which
capacity ho was in Immediate com-,
maud at the battle of Santiago. After ,
the war he was promoted to rear ad-,
mlral nnd was nt tho head of the j
south Atlantic squadron. In which ca- (
pacify he served until his retirement ,
Admiral Schley took little or no part
in the celebrated controversy over the
battle of Santiago, remaining tho per
sonal friend of Admiral Sampson
throughout the newspaper war waged
by their supporters. Schley did aslc
for an official Inquiry board, which ex
onerated him from all charges made by
the partisans of Sampson, but gave
that officer credit for having planned
the battle nnd being In chief com
mand. Admiral Dewey, the hero of
Manila Bay and president of the board,
dissented from these findings nnd gave
full credit for the victory to Admiral
Schley, whom he warmly praised.
That hero himself was modest and
magnanimous enough to say, "There
Is glory enough for all.'
stroyed, nbout 10:50 a. m. Tho con
centration of the fire of the squadron
upon the ships coming out was most
furious and terrific, and groat damage
was dono them.
"About twenty or twenty-five min
utes nftor tho engagement began two
vessels, thought to be the Teresa and
eratlon that 'the Brooklyn occupied
the most westward blockading posi
tion, with the Vixen, and, being more
directly In tho route tnken by the
Spnnlsh squadron, was exposed for
some minutes, possibly ten, to the gun
fire of three of the Spanish ships and
tho west battery at a range of 1.500
yards from tho ships nnd nbout 3,000
yards from tho batteries, but the ves
sels of the entire squadron, closing lu
rapidly, soon diverted this fire nnd
did magnificent work nt close range.
1 have never before witnessed such
deadly and fatally accurate shooting
as was done by tho ships of your com
mand ns they closed In on the Spanish
squadron, and I deem It n high priv
ilege to commend to you for such
action ns you may deem proper the
gallnntry nnd dashing courage, the
prompt decision nnd the skillful han
dling of their respective vessels of Cap
tain Philip, Captain Evans. Captain
Clark and especially of my chief
of staff. Captain Cook, who wns
directly under my personal observa
tion nnd whose coolness, promptness
Oquendo nnd since verified as such,
took tire from the effective shell fire nml COurnge were of the highest order,
of the squndron and were forced to I rrlle ,jcnse Smoko of tho combat shut
out from my view the Indiaun nnd
the Gloucester, but ns these vessels
were closer to your flagship no doubt
their part In the conflict was under
our Immediate observation.
"I have never lu my life served with
a braver, better or worthier crew than
that of the Brooklyn. During tho com
bat, lasting from 0:35 until 1:15,
much of the time under tire, they never
flncKcd for a moment and were appar
ently undisturbed by the storm of
projectiles passing abend, astern nnd
over the ship.
"The result of the engagement wns
the destruction of the Spanish squad
ron and tho capture of the admiral
and some 1,300 to 1,500 prisoners, with
run on the beach some six or seven
miles west of the harbor entrance,
where they burned nnd blew up later.
The torpedo boat destroyers were de
stroyed early In the action, but the
imoke was so dense In their direction
'bat 1 cannot Bay to which vessel or
.-essels the credit belongs. This doubt
less was better seen from your flag
ship. "The Vlzcaya and Colon, perceiving
the disaster to their consorts, contin
ued nt full speed to the westward to
escape and were followed nnd engaged
In n running fight with the Brooklyn,
Texas, Iowa and Oregon until 10:50.
when the Vlzcaya took fire 'from our
shells. She put her helm to port nnd.
with n heavy list to port, stood in
Surprise For Rip.
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TUB LATE W1NF1ELD SCOTT SCHLEY.
shore and rau aground at Asseraderos,
nbout twenty-one miles west of San
tiago, on tire fore aud aft, and where
she blew up during the night. Ob-h-ci'vlng
that she had struck her colore
nnd that several vessels were ncaring
her to capture aud save her crew, sig
nal was made to cease firing. The
Oregon having proved vnstly faster
than the other battleships, she and
tho Brooklyn, together with the Tex
as nnd another vessel which provea
tho loss of several hundred killed,
rstlmnted by Admiral Cervera nt 000
away nt the time of tho battle, con
ferring with General Shatter. He took
with him the Now York, one of the
best lighting ships In the fleet, nnd
for this was criticised. Popular sym
pathy was almost unanimously with
Schley, and It Is generally believed
that the controversy hastened his
death, which occurred soon after.
His Report of the Battle.
Admiral Schley's report of the battle
of Santiago as rendered to Admiral
Sampson was in substance as followH:
"Sir I have the honor to make the
following report of that part of the
squadron under your command which
iamo under my observation during the
engugemeut with the Spanish fleet on
July 3, 189S.
"At 0:35 a. m. Admiral Cervera,
with the Infanta Maria Teresa, Vlz
caya, Oquendo, Cristobal Colon and
two torpedo boat destroyers, came out
of the harbor of Santiago de Cuba in
column at distance and attempted to
escape to tho westward. Signal was
wade from tho Iewa that tho enemy
was coming out, but his movement
iiud been discovered from this ship at
the same moment. This vessel was
the farthest west, except tho Vixen,
In the blockading Hue. Signal was
mado to the western division, as pre
scribed in your general orders, and
there was Immediate and rapid move
ment Inward, by your squadron and a
general engagement at ranges begin
ning at 1,100 yards and varying to
8,000 (yards) until the Vlzcaya was de-
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to be your flagship, continued west
ward In pursuit of tho Colon, which
had run close in shore, evidently seelc-
Admlral Sampson was twenty miles j 1"R sonle K01 spot to beach if she
sliotliu ran io eiiiuu titu iuauuo.
"This pursuit continued with Increas
ing speed in the Urooklyn, Oregon and
o.iier ships, and soon the Brooklyn
and Oregon were within long range
of tho Colon, when the Oregon opened
tire with her thirteen inch guns, laud
lui? n shell closo to the Colon. A mo
ment afterward the Brooklyn opened
fire with her eight Inch guns, landing
a shell just ahead of her. Several oth
er shells were fired at the Colon, now
In range of the Brooklyn's and Ore
gon's guns. Her commnndor, seeing
all chances of escape cut off and de
struction awaiting his ship, fired a lee
gun nnd struck her flag at 1:15 p. m.
and ran ashore at a point' some fifty
miles west of Santiago harbor. Your
llngshlp wns coming up rapidly at the
time, as were tilso the Texas and Vixen.
A little later, after your arrival, the
Cristobal Colon, which had struck to
the Brooklyn nnd tho Oregon, was
turned over to you ns one of the tro
phies of this great victory of the
squadron under your commnnd.
"During my olllclal visit, a little
later Commander Eaton of tho Reso
lute rfppeared nnd reported to ypu the
presence of a Spanish battleship near
Altarcs. Your orders to mo wero to
tnko tho Oregon and go eastward to
meet her, nnd this was done by the
Brooklyn, with the result thot the ves
sel reported as an enemy wob discov
ered to be the Austrian cruiser Infanta
Maria Teresa, seeking the commander
"I would mention for your consld-
"I congratulate you most sincerely
upon this great victory to the squad
ron under your command, and I am
glad that I had an opportunity to con
tribute in tho least to a victory that
Eeems big enough for all of us.
"I have tho honor to transmit here
with the report of the commanding of
ficer aud n drawing lu profile of the
ship showing tho location of hits and
scars; also a memorandum of tho am
munition expended nnd the amount to
fill her allowance.
"Since reaching this place aud hold
ing conversation with several of the
captains viz, Captalu Eulato of the
Vlzcaya and the second In command
of tho Colon, Commander Contreras 1
have learned that tho Spanish ad
miral's scheme was to concentrate all
fire for awhile on tho Brooklyn and
the Vlzcaya to ram her in hopes that
If they could destroy her tho chance of
escape would be Increased, as it was
supposed she wns the swiftest ship of
your squndron. This explains tho
heavy flro mentioned and the VIzcaya's
action In the earlier moments of tho
engagement. The execution of this
purpose wns promptly defeated by tho
fact that all tho ships of tho squadron
ndvanced into close rnngo and opened
an Irresistibly furious and terrific fire
upou the enemy's squadron as It was
coming out of the harbor.
"I am glad to say that the Injury sup
posed to be below tho water lino was
duo to n water valve being opened
from some unknown causo and flood
ing the compartment. Tho Injury to
tho belt Is fouud to be only slight nnd
tho leak small.
"I beg to Inclose a list of tho officers
nnd crew who participated In tho com
bat of July 3, 189S.
"r cannot close this report without
mentioning in high terms of praise the
splendid conduct and support of Cap
tain O. E. Clark of the Oregon. Her
speed was wonderful and her accurate
flro splendidly destructive. Very re
spectfully. W. S. SCHLEY."
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