Destruction of the U.S. Battleship "Maine"
This lithograph by Kurz and Allison of Chicago was made in 1898, the year of the Spanish-American War. The two scenes in the top corners illustrate the location of the Maine in Havana Harbor (left) and the recovery of dead bodies (right). The two portraits at the top are Admiral Sicard (left) and Captain Sigsbee (right). Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard, commander of the North Atlantic Squadron, was a member of the Naval War Board, organized in March, 1898. Two hundred and sixty-six sailors were killed in the explosion on February 15, 1898. Captain Charles D. Sigsbee and most of the officers were spared. The words at the bottom of the illustration describe the size and capabilities of the ship.
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