11 A.M. Monday, May 2d, 1898

We were on guard all night. From the flag-ship this morning we have these details of yesterday’s fight: on the Olympia a six-pound shell cut the rigging four feet over the admiral’s head, and as Flag Lieutenant Brumby and Ensign Scott were raising signal-flags the halyards were shot away. The Petrel brings a string of captured small craft from the navy-yard trailing behind her, and the news that there were one hundred and thirty Spaniards killed on the Reina Christina, the captain included, and Admiral Montojo wounded. . . .

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