Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

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United States Navy rear admiral. Served in both the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

From the description of Winfield Scott Schley autographed note, 1903 Apr. 23. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 181085075

Rear Admiral Winfield Schley was born in 1839 and died in 1911. Highlights of his naval career included blockading squadron during the Civil War, the rescue of Greeley in the Arctic in 1884 and the destruction of Admiral Cervera's fleet during the Spanish American War at the Battle of Santiago Bay.

From the description of Letter, October 20, 1898. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 45622221

From the description of Signature, August 3, 1905. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18172330

Winifield S. Schley rescued LT. Adolphus W. Greely and his party in the Arctic in 1884. He was in command of the United States fleet that destroyed the Spanish fleet as it tried to escape from Cuba on July 3, 1898. He was born in Frederick County, MD, on October 9, 1839, and died in New York, NY, on October 2, 1911.

From the description of Letter, November 12, 1901. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46326620

Winfield Scott Schley, Naval Officer, was born in 1839 and died in 1911. He was involved in the Battle of Santiago Bay during the Spanish-American War where the Spanish Navy was defeated. His superior, RADM William T. Sampson, was absent and a controversy ensued about who should be credited with the victory.

From the description of Letter, July 30, 1896. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17974158

From the description of Letter November 13, 1898. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46403370

Naval officer.

From the description of Winfield Scott Schley papers, 1860-1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980414

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creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Winfield Scott Schley papers, 1860-1899. Library of Congress
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945,. Naval and marine manuscripts, 1731-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Long, John Davis, 1838-1915. Papers, 1820-1943 bulk 1820-1915. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Winfield Scott Schley autographed note, 1903 Apr. 23. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter to J.C. Green. Wallingford, PA. 1899 June 27. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914. Papers of A. T. Mahan, 1779-1970 (bulk 1890-1914). Library of Congress
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter, July 30, 1896. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Transcripts of logbooks of U.S.S. Brooklyn, Vixen, New Orleans, Marblehead, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Iowa, Oregon, Indiana, and Resolute, 1898 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frederick Albert Cook Papers, 1881-1977, (bulk 1891-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter, November 12, 1901. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Woodville family papers, 1820-1995. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Thompson, Charles Willis. Charles W. Thompson letters, 1901-1912. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter November 13, 1898. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn PH 2286, Webber, Thomas George 1836-1920. Thomas G. Webber photograph album circa 1860-1899, 2013 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Read, Charles William, 1840-1890. Charles W. Read papers, 1863-1970, undated [manuscript]. East Carolina University, Joyner Library
referencedIn Xavier University of Louisiana. Confederate Veterans photographs collection, 1870-1900. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-. Autograph letters signed (6) : to J.S. Crosby, 1898 Aug. 2-1906 Dec. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter, 1900 August 14, Chicago [to] Martin Edgar and M.A. Bramburger. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
referencedIn Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957. George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Signature, August 3, 1905. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Papers of Frederick Albert Cook, 1881-1977 (bulk 1891-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn McCreery-Fenton Family papers, 1818-1948, 1860-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Rayner, Isidor, 1850-1912. Isidor Rayner papers, 1866-1921 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn United States. Navy. Transcripts of logbooks of U.S.S. Brooklyn, Vixen, New Orleans, Marblehead, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Iowa, Oregon, Indiana, and Resolute, 1898. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn A T. Mahan Papers, 1779-1970, (bulk 1890-1914) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Henry Adams autograph album, 1833-1939. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Appleton-Century mss., 1846-1962 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Schley, W. Scott. A Treatise on Quicksilver Mines in the Ghost Town of Terlingua, Texas, May 28, 1975. Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sul Ross State University Library
referencedIn Reynes, Joseph. Joseph Reynes family papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Patriotic Envelope Collection, [1861-1865], 1898 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Dewey, George, 1837-1917. George Dewey papers, 1805-1949 (bulk 1885-1931). Library of Congress
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Letter, October 20, 1898. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982. The Elmer E. Robinson manuscript collection of American history and government, 1764-1944. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Greeley Relief Expedition photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Penfold, Charles C. National Guard papers, 1875-1904. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 person
associatedWith Bramburger, M. A. person
associatedWith Carter, Charles. person
correspondedWith Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. person
associatedWith Crosby, John Schuyler, 1839-1914, person
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associatedWith Dewey, George, 1837-1917. person
associatedWith Dewey, George G. (George Goodwin), -1963 person
associatedWith Edgar, Martin. person
associatedWith George G.(George Gustav), Heye 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Long, John Davis, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Mahan, A. T. (Alfred Thayer), 1840-1914. person
associatedWith McCreery Family family
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Montgomery, J. H. person
associatedWith Penfold, Charles C. person
associatedWith Rayner, Isidor, 1850-1912. person
correspondedWith Read, Charles William, 1840-1890. person
associatedWith Reynes, Joseph. person
associatedWith Robinson, Elmer E., 1894-1982. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, person
correspondedWith Schley, Anne R. Franklin person
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correspondedWith Schley, Florence W. person
correspondedWith Schley, Frederick, 1814-1875 person
associatedWith Thompson, Charles Willis. person
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associatedWith Webber, Thomas George 1836-1920 person
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Spanish--American War, 1898
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Birth 1839-10-09

Death 1911-10-02

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