21. 3/17/1898

“1898; March 17. Senator Redfield Proctor (Vermont) pushed Congress and the U.S. business community toward war with Spain. He had traveled at his own expense in February 1898 to Cuba to investigate the effects of the reconcentration policy and returned to report on his findings before the Senate.”

“Chronology of Cuba in the Spanish-American War,” Library of Congress, LOC.gov

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