Theodore Roosevelt Virtual Exhibit

Charles D. Sigsbee Papers

Sigsbee Papers
Charles D. Sigsbee Papers
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Charles D. Sigsbee, son of Nicholas and Agnes Sigsbee, born in Albany, N.Y., was in command of the battleship Maine when she was blown up and destroyed in Havana harbor, February 15, 1898. During the Spanish-American War he was advanced three numbers in rank and cited for "extraordinary heroism". The Charles D. Sigsbee Papers include letters between him and his wife, engagement books and diaries, as well as materials related to the investigation of the explosion.

Shown here are reports of the crew after the explosion.

For information on other materials in this collection, see the Finding Aid for the Charles D. Sigsbee Papers (SC16148).

Last Updated: June 17, 2009