James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
The Gospel of Peace
By James Jeffrey Roche (18471908)
The captain and several of the crew of the ship Virginius, captured by the Spaniards in Cuban waters were executed at Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 7, 1873. The affair almost caused a rupture between Spain and the United States, and was finally settled by the payment of an indemnity by the Spanish government.