• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1898-07-06
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled "Uncle Sam - Guess There's Enough Here to Secure Hobson's Release", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on July 6, 1898, shows a smiling Uncle Sam standing beside a crate of 1300 captured Spanish prisoners, including an admiral, while he holds a prisoner exchange list that includes Lieutenant Richmond Pearson Hobson and a crew of seven, captured while attempting to prevent the Spani... more
    This illustration entitled "Uncle Sam - Guess There's Enough Here to Secure Hobson's Release", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on July 6, 1898, shows a smiling Uncle Sam standing beside a crate of 1300 captured Spanish prisoners, including an admiral, while he holds a prisoner exchange list that includes Lieutenant Richmond Pearson Hobson and a crew of seven, captured while attempting to prevent the Spanish fleet from escaping. In a daring attempt to blockade Santiago bay to prevent the Spanish fleet from escaping, Lieutenant Richmond Pearson Hobson and a crew of seven sank the coal freighter Merrimac in the channel's narrowest point on June 3. Hobson and crew were taken prisoner by the Spanish. Brigadier General William Rufus Shanter, commander of the U.S. forces, arranged the exchange of Spanish prisoners for Hobson and crew. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows his Uncle Sam with a huge cage of prisoners. The exchange list in Uncle Sam's hand indicates 1,300 Spanish captives including one admiral. less
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