What Were the Major Battles of the Spanish American War?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 7:47:19 AM ET

The major battles of the Spanish American War were fought at Manila Bay in the Philippines (May 1, 1898), San Juan Heights or San Juan Hill in Cuba (July 1, 1898) and Santiago Bay in Cuba (July 3, 1898). The third of these battles desolated the Spanish fleet and forced their surrender a little over 2 weeks later.