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Remember the Maine!
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:32:19 am »
BREAKING: Today, 15 February 1898, the Battleship USS Maine blew up while anchored in the Havana Cuba harbor, killing 260 crewmembers. Sabotage is suspected.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2018, 08:46:59 am by Pitspitr »
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Re: Remember the Maine
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 08:41:34 am »
UPDATE: All GAF personnel will immediately begin all necessary preparations to depart for Cuba on or before 29 June 1898 (+120) where we will participate in operations defending US Military and business interests, as well as Cuban revolutionaries who are fighting for independence from Spain.

CUBA LIBRE!
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 10:35:47 am »
I will personally greet any passing thru Camp Tampa , Ybor City
including

Camp at Palmetto Beach - 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry
Camp Florida
Camp Desoto
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when planets align...do the deal !

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 10:46:32 am »
Tampa Bay Hotel where the Officers of the Spanish-American War stayed.
Tampa Bay Hotel, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa, FL. Click here for the National Historic Landmark file: text and photos. The Henry B. Plant Museum and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm, closed Mondays (Jan-Nov), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, visit the Henry B. Plant Museum website or call 432-477-2251.
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 10:56:39 am »

For ALL, Return to your Homes and Families.  The catastrophe is now thought to have been an accidental Coal Dust Explosion.  No valid reason for Hostilities.  Remain Clam!!

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 01:20:00 pm »
 The GAF WILL be participating in the operations defending US Military and business interests, as well as Cuban revolutionaries and we WILL prevail! These actions will take place 29, 30 June and 1 July 2018
see also:
http://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,59520.0.html






The catastrophe is now thought to have been an accidental Coal Dust Explosion.
I am aware of this theory as well as the one stating that a coal bunker fire heated the adjoining bulkhead to the point that it ignited the powder magazine. Hindsight is almost always 20/20.
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 01:33:08 pm »
If Adm. Hyman Rickover could positively determine the cause, who could?
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 05:37:36 pm »
Rickover gave his engineers the conclusion he wanted, then made them work to fit the evidence to it.  This is a fascinating book.

https://www.amazon.com/REMEMBERING-MAINE-SAMUELS-PEGGY/dp/1560984740
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 07:16:59 pm »
Coincidentally I trained with my 1893 trapdoor today with excellent results.
We're good to go!

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 08:35:25 pm »
General, I am preparing my arms and ammunition for the unavoidable conflict which will occur in June. Should the ammunition for my .45 Colt artillery model be loaded with the newfangled "smokeless" powder, or will the troops be provided with surplus black powder rounds? I am doing preliminary sighting for my fine Krag Jorgensen carbine, so in the event a combatant shows himself at 300 yards I will be able to eliminate the threat.

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 09:00:26 pm »


Si General!!  Adalante!!   Me voy con el Gatlin Gun, no?  Que es??

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 04:19:46 am »
sí, por favor traiga la pistola Gatling. Voy a proporcionar la munición
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 09:19:55 am »
Yo quero muy grande chi chis por favor! (hows that for some mis-spelled spanglish?)

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 10:01:53 am »
I just realized I have never answered you question about ammunition.

You may load your Colt with whatever ammunition you choose for the main match as your choice of smokeless powder and your Krag will put you in the smokeless military 2-gun class.
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 01:29:09 pm »

Muy grande chi chis!!!???  O'jala!!!

La pistola Gatlin??  Uh El rifle gatlin, No???  Mai pen lai!!  Tum layo!!!

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 02:22:34 pm »
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 05:54:15 pm »
Hey!  Looky there, thet pointy headed feller is back . . .  Cernal Roosevelt,  whatya think we oughter do with the Kraut? 
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 08:34:01 pm »


No se !!!

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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 08:58:36 pm »
http://www.spanamwar.com/maine.htm

Still one of the best sites on the web, both for the Maine, and the War.
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Re: Remember the Maine!
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 07:37:48 pm »
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