Simmering discontent with Spanish rule had been aggravated by the Wilson-Gorman Tariff ofwhich took sugar off the free list in the midst of a depression already damaging to the market for Cuban sugar.
Both papers denounced Spain, but had little influence outside New York. While McKinley urged patience and did not declare that Spain had caused the explosion, the deaths of out of  sailors on board focused American attention. There were American combat deaths, but more than 5, servicemen died of disease.
Others were also moved just off the shore of Lisbon, and still others were moved to Hong Kong.
Weyler deprived the insurgency of weaponry, supplies, and assistance by ordering the residents of some Cuban districts to move to reconcentration areas near the military headquarters. After negotiations lasting two weeks, an armistice was signed on August 12, less than four months after the war's beginning.
After the signing the peace treaty with Spain in latethe U.
Captain Glass flew the red, white, and blue off the coast of Guam as he made way for Manila. When the Charleston got within range, it fired upon fortifications on the island from three of its port-side cannons.
Sites relating to the Spanish American War on the Presidio Post 1 - Montgomery Street Barracks: Five brick barracks along Montgomery Street were built between and to provide permanent quarters for troops destined for overseas duty.