Sunday morning, June 5th, the U.S.S. Suwanee, Lieut.-Comdr Delehanty, joined Admiral Sampson's fleet off Santiago. She had on board arms, ammunition, and supplies which had been taken from the transport Gussie, and which were to be delivered to the insurgent army on the south side of the island of Cuba.
Captain Delehanty immediately opened communication with a part of the insurgent army under Colonel Cebreco, operating near Pt. Cocal, and with the main body under General Cebreco, whose headquarters were near Aceraderos, nineteen miles west of the entrance of Santiago Bay, The location of Pt. Cocal and of Aceraderos may be more readily fixed in mind when it is remembered that they are marked by the wrecks of the Maria Teresa and the Viscaya respectively.
After passing the night on her blockading station off Santiago, the Suwanee would go to one or the other of these places and remain for the day, while her boats were engaged in landing supplies for the insurgents. Thus her officers became well acquainted with the Cubans and familiar with the localities where their camps were situated.