Lt John D. Miley was an aide-de-camp to Major Gen. William Shafter during the Spanish-American War. He assisted in the coordination of services for the many war correspondents assigned to cover Shafter's expedition into Cuba during their stay in Tampa while awaiting invasion orders.
Included in the collection are two rules war correspondents were to follow.
Headquarters U.S. Forces,
Tampa, FLA., May 23, 1898
The following rules are published, for the guidance of war correspondents:
[signed] J.D. Miley
1st Lieutenant, 2nd Artillery.
John D. Miley Papers - SC22109