“1896; 28 February. The U.S. Senate recognized Cuban belligerency when it passed overwhelmingly the joint John T. Morgan/Donald Cameron resolution calling for recognition of Cuban belligerency and Cuban independence. This resolution signaled to President [Grover] Cleveland and Secretary of State Richard Olney that the Cuban crisis needed attention.”

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