At the heart of the conflict was the Battle of Manila Bay (May 1, 1898), in which US Commodore George Dewey destroyed the Spanish Pacific fleet, as well as the Battle of Santiago de Cuba (July 1898), in which US troops defeated the Spanish forces after fierce battle.
The assault of Guantánamo Bay begins on June 10th, when 647 United States Marines arrive in Guantánamo Bay to commence the invasion of Cuba. August 12 – Emilio Aguinaldo announces the Philippines to be independent from Spanish rule. The War Revenue Act of 1898 is signed into law by President William McKinley on June 13, 1898.
NSGB (Naval Station Guantanamo Bay), also known as GTMO (pronounced Gitmo) by the United States military, is a United States military base located on 45 square miles (117 km2) of land and water on the shore of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It is the largest naval base in the world, with a total population of over 20,000.
From June 6 to June 10 in 1898, during the Spanish–American War, American and Cuban forces took control of the strategically and commercially significant seaport of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, resulting in the establishment of the United States of America as the dominant power in the region.
In June 1898, 17,000 United States forces invaded Cuba and swiftly encircled the port city of Trinidad.
Prior to the advent of the Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492, the island of Cuba was populated by a number of different Amerindian tribes, including the Taino. Following his arrival in Cuba as part of a Spanish expedition, Spain captured the island and installed Spanish administrators in the capital city of Havana.
Following Spain’s defeat by U.S. and Cuban forces during the War of 1898, Spain surrendered control over Cuba to the United States. As a result of the conflict, United States soldiers occupied Cuba until 1902, when the United States agreed to enable a new Cuban government to assume complete charge of the country’s affairs.
The United States forces land in Cuba on June 22, 1898. The first American forces to set foot on Cuban soil arrived on June 22, 1898. The city of Tampa was chosen due of its closeness to Cuba, its train system, and its deep harbor.
Under the terms of the 1903 Lease, the United States gained ownership of the southern section of Guantánamo Bay and established a military base there. The United States maintains authority and control over this land, while acknowledging that Cuba retains ultimate sovereignty over the territory in which it operates.
You must get passports (for the entire family) prior to arriving in the country. Visitors will be required to get a “Area Clearance” before being permitted admission to the NSGB.
Curaçao and Aruba — These Caribbean islands, which are a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are home to two facilities that are used to intercept drug shipments traveling by air and sea. The United States military in these places works in collaboration with the local Coast Guard troops on the islands, which are aided by the Dutch.
Guantanamo Bay is still holding 39 inmates. However, because it is derived from a variety of sources and is incomplete, this list of known Guantánamo inmates contains the names of captives held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.
In the Havana port on February 15, 1898, an explosion of unknown origin sunk the battleship U.S.S. Maine, killing 266 of the ship’s crew of 354 people. The sinking of the Maine stoked anti-Spanish feelings in the United States, which eventually resulted in a naval blockade of Cuba and the declaration of war against Spain.
In the Havana port on February 15, 1898, an explosion of unknown origin sunk the battleship U.S.S. Maine, killing 266 of the ship’s crew of 354 people. The sinking of the Maine stoked anti-Spain sentiment in the United States, which eventually resulted in a naval blockade of Cuba and the declaration of war against the Spanish Republic of Spain.