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volume Lxxxrr.-^o. 32.
OUTER INTRENCHMENTS
OF SANTIAGO CARRIED
BY A BRAVE ASSAULT
EL MORRO
PROBABLY
CAPTURED
„ NEW YORK, July i.—
AYash-ngtoir special to the Her
:ald-sav#.:.;/.ln; attacking Santiago
this morning Major General
Sn;:ftcr.-Hsinij>lv ; ; ; made :a : feint
"; iiiovynientvair Ganey for the pur
.;' ] ". »se.f of; drawing the. attention of
■' t.!ie ;ny from the main object
of the operation— the assault of
the fortifications defending the
h.h 1 v -. The heavy 1 " work' fell ~ to
Kents division in- the ".center/- in
the .it tack upon Aguadores. This
no .lctibt- accounts for the losses
in t: -•■ 'I wenty-iirst Infantry. ■ -Vjlt;
i< confidently believed --to-night
the -sank was successfully car
•■ rie:d :. that : . tns are being mount
ed at Morro Castle and. at Es
: it eljai battery, and that the fire of
View of the scene of action showing General Lawton's division attacKiog at Caney on the righ)t and General Joe Wheeler's in t\)e center, while General Kent on the left
moves on Aguadores and Sampson's fleet bon)bards Morro and tfoe other forts at tt)e entrance. The Spanisfo fleet in the upper harbor is also taKing part in t\)e figl^t.
The San Francisco Call
the American gunners will be di
rected without loss of time, upon
the batteries on the western shore
of the harbor and Cayo Smith.
With these silenced, Rear Ad
miral Sampson will at once send
in small boats to pick up the
mines in the harbor. It is ex
pected this will have been ac
complished by Sunday morning,
when the real attack upon Cer
vcra's ships and the city of San
tiago de Cuba will begin.
Reliable information which I
obtained to-night shows this to
have been the plan of operations
(hiring the day: The troops to
the eastward of Santiago were
ordered to attack the city, while
the American squadron bom
barded Morro Castle and the for
BATTLING ALL OLONG THE LINE BEFORE SANTIAGO.
SA^f FHAHCiSCO, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1898.
WASHINGTON, July 1 -The War Department has
received the following from General Shatter, dated at
Siboney :
"Had a very heavy engagement to-day, which lasted
from BA. M. until sundown. We have carried their
outworks and are now in possession of them. There
is now about three-quarters of a mile open between
my lines and the city. By morning troops will be in
trenched and considerable augmentation of forces will
be there. General Lawton's division and General
Bates' brigade, which have been engaged all day in
carrying El Caney, which was accomplished at 4 P. M.,
will be in line and in front of Santiago during the night.
I regret to say that our casualties will be above 400.
Of these, not many killed. SHAFTER."
tifications to the westward of the
harbor. At an hour agreed upon
by General Shatter and Rear Ad
miral Srmpson the warships were
to cease firing and the American
troops selected to assault the for
tifications were to make a dash
upon Morro Castle and, possibly,
the Estrella battery.
The authorities have naturally
kept their plans secret, although
the fact that it had been the in
tendon to first capture the forti
fications has been announced in
the Herald, and they feel certain
to-night that it has been carried
out without a hitch, though pos
Continued on Third Page.
AMERICANS
AND CUBANS
VICTORIOUS
Special Cable to The Call and the New York Herald. Copyrighted, 1808,
l>y James Gordon Ilennetc.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY BEFORE SANTIAGO
(via Playa del Este), July I.— Major General Shatter this
morning began with great vigor the attack on the outer
defenses of Santiago; From three directions the American
forces advanced toward the doomed city.
While General Luwton and General Wheeler were at
tacking Cariey* northeast of Santiago, General Kent was
advancing toward Agiiadores. General Garcia, with his
Cuban troops, at tJie same time approached Caney from
the southeast, and other divisions of the American army
pressed toward Santiago from the east, our forces thu s
presenting a ; solid front from the coast to General Linares'
northern defenses.
Four members of the Twenty
first Regiment of regulars were
killed ih: the fighting; between Se-r
villa and Aguadores , while six
teen other Americans, all mem
bers of ''■' the Twenty-first, were ;
PKICE FIVE CE^TS.
wounded. Both the American
and the Spanish fleets early
joined in; the ; :battle. While Ad
miral Sanif>soii ? s men were re
ducing the recently emplaced
I batteries at Agtiadores, Admiral

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