The Samuel Culbertson Mansion
1432 South Third Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
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"Louisville's Most Historic Inn"
Welcomes you to one of our sections devoted to some of the people and events related to the story of the Samuel Culbertson Mansion in Old Louisville.

General Lawton at his desk(Note: The original report, a part of the Culbertson Mansion Collection, was Lawton's own copy of his125 page typewritten report with included appendices, signed by General Lawton with his hand-written corrections.  Since it is unknown if other copies exist, we post it here as primary source material for people researching this aspect of the Spanish-American War.



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April 8th to April 17th 1899


The Main Report (31 original typewritten double-spaced pages)

List of Appendices (91 original typewritten double-spaced pages plus 2 page table of contents, ending with an original copy of the proclamation (in Spanish) delivered to the population of the region.)

List of Appendices
  • Appendix 1  Detail, Medical Department for Expeditionary Brigade
  • Appendix 2  Launches supplied for the Expedition
  • Appendix 3  Formation of the Fleet
  • Appendix 4  Assignment of duty to Launches
  • Appendix 5  Major Shields report, General King's illness.
  • Appendix 6  Order for return of General King to Headquarters.
  • Appendix 7  General Lawton's report of the movement against Santa Cruz
  • Appendix 8  Letter from Adjt. Genl. of Division to Commanding Officers, different organizations
  • Appendix 9  Letter from Captain Grant to Adjutant General
  • Appendix 10  General Lawton's report of the capture and occupation of Santa Cruz
  • Appendix 11  Report of Lieutenant Franklin to Captain Grant on the operation of the gunboat "Napindan"
  • Appendix 12  Report of Lieutenant Webb to Captain, Grant on the operation of gunboat "Oeste".
  • Appendix 13  Letter from Major Weisenburger to General Lawton, (Sharpshooters returned to Companies)
  • Appendix 14  Captain Patton's report of the Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 15  Captain Hasbrouck's report of the Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 16  Major Figgins report of Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 17  Captain Gale's  report of Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 18  Lieutenant Koehler's report of Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 19  Major Fraine's report of Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 20  Captain McKenna's report of Santa Cruz fight.
  • Appendix 21  Letter from Major Murray introducing Mr. H. A. Ramsden,  H.B.M. Vice Consul
  • Appendix 22  Captain Grant's report of movement of gunboats to mouth of Pagsanjan River.
  • Appendix 23  General Lawton's report, movement against Pagsanjan, capture of launches etc.
  • Appendix 24  Letter from Colonel Barry to General Lawton
  • Appendix 25  Major Weisenburger's report of movement on Pagsanjan and Lumban
  • Appendix 26  Lieutenant Brooke's report of Paete fight.
  • Appendix 27  Letter of Maj. Weisenburger enclosing reports of various officers:  Reports of Paete fight by Major Fraine, Lt. Tharalson, Lt. Hazzard and Lt. Koehler
  • Appendix 28  Captain McKenna's report of part taken by Signal Corps in Paete fight.
  • Appendix 29  Major Weisenburger's report Paete Fight
  • Appendix 30  General Lawton's report of Paete Fight
  • Appendix 31  Extract from Letter of Col. Barry to General Lawton, (Congratulating Gen'l Lawton & troops)
  • Appendix 32  Letter from General Otis to General Lawton
  • Appendix 33  Letter from Major Cardwell, explaining delay in Manila,
  • Appendix 34  Major Weisenburger's, Lieutenant Koehler's, Captain McCammon's, Captain Patton's, Captain Hasbrouck's, Major Figgins', Major Fraine's and Lieutenant Hazzard's final reports.
  • Appendix 35  Letter from Major Fraine to the Adjutant General.
  • Appendix 36  "Proclama"  Proclamation (in Spanish, to the civilian people touched by this expedition)

       Cover         Page 1       Signature Page

47/16 When you find these superscript numbers:  Red = page number of total report, orange is appendix page number



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Death of General Lawton Dec 19, 1899 - Newspaper reports
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Henry W. Lawton, Forgotten Warrior
The site above promises to soon be the most comprehensive site on General Lawton on the net
Geronimo's Surrender - Skeleton Canyon, 1886
Chronology of the Spanish American War
Assault on San Juan Hill
The Battles of San Juan Hill and El Caney
Named Campaigns - Philippine Insurrection
An American POW in the Philippines
Stereoview, General Lawton's Casket.
Arlington Cemetary web site, more biography and grave site photo
Biography of Licerio Geronimo (if links are dead, you may find them archived here)

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