This Story is from Ed McQuitty's Memoirs
The Battle of Manila was reproduced in Pomp and splendor on the night of July 4, 1898.Commodore Dewey with a complete replica of his fleet of battleships.,cruisers and vessels was reproduced in sparkling realism. All sort of fireworks were to used to bring out the desired effect in sea warfare.This demonstration required many hours of labor and the expenditure of a large sum of money. But it was worth all its cost. The Battle was so prefect the writers for Kansas City and St.Louis papers commended it very highly.