In 1898

1898: The American forces reach Daiquiri and Siboney between June 22 and 24. These cities are east of Santiago de Cuba, and here they establish a base. The port of Santiago becomes the main target of naval operations. The U.S. fleet attacking Santiago needs shelter from the summer hurricane season. …

In 1898

1898: The Americans decide to invade the area of Oriente where the Cubans have almost complete control and are able to cooperate. The Cubans assist the invading Americans by establishing a beachhead and protecting the U.S. landing at Daiquiri.