Monday, September 5, 2011

"You May Fire When Ready Gridley"

Admiral George Dewey defeated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila in 1898.  Dewey fever ran rampant after that with Dewey being feted numerous times.

On Saturday, September 30, 1899, he was presented with a Loving Cup by the City of New York.  This invitation is part of the Moran family personnel collection of documents, letters, photo's, etc.  The envelope was not with the invitation so we don't know which person/s in the Moran family were invited to attend.

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