Sailor reminisces

Captain Richmond Pearson Hobson, 38, a forceful speaker late of the United States Navy, the famous hero of the Spanish-American War and the one who bottled up the Spanish fleet by the sinking of the Merrimac in the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, will speak on Dec. 3, 1909 at the Presbyterian Church in Glens Falls. Adults, 50 cents, children, twenty-five cents. (Note...this war, fought in 1898, brought about the United States' acquisition of Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Marcus Denison Russell, 32, of Warrensburgh, a soldier in Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, was the second man to die, June 24, 1898, in the Spanish American War. He is buried in the Warrensburgh Cemetery.)

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