USS Monterey Future Rear Admiral's Letter 1893 Later, Spanish American War

 This letter was written by Guy Barrage, in 1893, while he was aboard the USS Monterey. I know that Mr. Barrage was serving in the Navy during the Spanish American War, and the USS Monterey was pressed into service during that time, but I am not sure if he was on board her in 1898. Guy Barrage, went on to become a Rear Admiral. From the letter………I feel so blue tonight. I have been trying to fight against it but it does not seem to have any effect……..The McArthur came up to the yard this afternoon and the steward and Bing smiled upon me when they passed by……..Dr. Whiting asked if I had told “them” that he intended to call Friday. I wish I could write a decent letter tonight…….God bless you Mary and may he keep watch between thee and me……

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