In May of 1898, at the Battle of Manila Bay, George Dewey destroyed Spain's entire fleet
of older warships, without sustaining a single death in battle. Dewey became a national
hero and was immediately promoted to rear admiral.
Continuing to operate in the Philippines, Dewey coordinated with Filipino insurgents
in attacking the remaining Spanish forces in the region. In July, American army troops
arrived and the city of Manila was captured on August 13. For his service, Dewey was
promoted to admiral effective March 8, 1899.
This patriotic postcard was send in 1901 from Hoboken, New Jersey to England franked
with a 2c Pan-American locomotive stamp. The docketing indicates via Cherbourg, S. S.
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.