spanish-american war

Tents in Miami for Soldiers in 1898

Miami and the Spanish American War – Part 1 of 3

Miami was less than two years of age when, in April 1898, the United States went to war with the aging empire of Spain over the issue of Cuban independence.  A picturesque island with a lively, cosmopolitan capital in Havana,…


Fort Brickell Bunker in 1900

A Splendid Little Fort in Miami (1898)

The City of Miami was not quite two years old when a conflict with Spain was brewing to its south on the island of Cuba. Cuba, a colony or province of Spain at the time, was fighting for independence. The…