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Hoisting the flag at Guantanamo, June 12, 1898.
Raising the American flag at Guantanamo, June 12, 1898

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U.S. Marines Land at Guantanamo Bay
June 10, 1898

In February 1898, the U.S.S. Maine sank off the coast of Cuba. Four months later, on June 10, U.S. Marines landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and joined Cuban rebels to fight a land war against Spanish soldiers. Unprepared to fight a battle so far from home, Spain surrendered to the U.S. at Santiago about five weeks later.
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