Image from page 226 of “The chicago Record’s war stories : by staff correspondents in the field ; copiously illustrated” (1898)
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Title: The chicago Record’s war stories : by staff correspondents in the field ; copiously illustrated
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Subjects: Spanish-American War, 1898
Publisher: Chicago : Reprinted from the Chicago Record
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: The Institute of Museum and Library Services through an Indiana State Library LSTA Grant
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e inadequate in modern warfare. Starting from the southern part of SanCristobal castle and following the edge ofthe bay a line of bulwarks is encountered,being those of Santiago and San Pedro, thecurtain being interrupted by the Espanagate, after which follow the bulwark of SanJusto and a gate of the same name, whichforms an arch under the curtain. Thencomes the half-bulwarks of San Justo, thebulwark of La Palma or San Jose, the plat-form of Concepcion, to the half-bulwark andfortress of Santa Catalina. From here tothe half-bulwark of San Agustin to the westis the gate of San Juan and then the plat-form of Santa Elena. These fortifications were begun in 1630 andfinished in 1641, but not until 1771 were thecastle of San Cristobal and the outworksbuilt. There are many minor works, but themajority of them need not be considered asadequate defenses, their value being moreartistic than military. On the extreme eastof the islet and near the San Antonio bridge THE CHICAGO RECORDS WAR STORIES
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THE CHICAGO RECORDS WAR STORIES is the small fort of San Jeronimo, which de-fends the passage. Between Morro castle andthe north coast near Palo Seco, and in themiddle of the entrance to the bay, is a smallfort called Cannelo. The bay, entered after rounding the bluff,is broad and beautiful, landlocked and with agood depth of water. It is said to be the bestharbor in Puerto Rico, although during thewinter months the northerly winds make itimpossible for sailing vessels to clear, andthey frequently detain steamers. San Juan island is shaped much like an arm and hand. It is two and one-half mileslong and averages less than one-quarter of amile in width. The greatest width is halfa mile, and here the larger part of the city islocated. With its portcullis, moat, gates and bat-tlements San Juan is a perfect specimen of awalled town, while the mountains of Bayo-mon, commanding the city to the southwest,lend grandeur to a scene of great beauty asviewed from the sea. It is of especial inter-e
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