A young sailor from Lykens wrote home to describe his first action in the Spanish-American War

Clarence Holland was 16 when he first experienced battle during the bombardment of San Juan in May 1898.


“Now, let the eagle scream” – A Pennsylvania town excitedly prepared for war against Spain in 1898

After the explosion of the USS Maine in February 1898, Elizabethville, PA readied itself for war.