Spanish American War Campaigns
Imperialistic interests had taken hold with several European nations in the Pacific and Caribbean. With US having a watchful eye as an emerging power.
The spark that started with Spain and the US was caused by a rebellion against Spanish oppressive policies in Cuba in 1895.
An attempt for a diplomatic solution failed and with the sinking of the USS Main in Havana Harbor, the battle cry was shouted.
Due to a reduction of military funding, the US didn’t actually engage Spain until June 1898.
Initial invasion of San Juan and Kettle Hill resulted in significant US casualties but was successful.
Spanish Admiral Cevera fled Santiago with his fleet being intercepted by the US Fleet under US Admiral Sampson and destroyed.
With this victory, the US pursued all occupied interests of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific.