Can you explain why Dewey did not besiege the city of Manila?

Why was Commodore George Dewey sent to the Philippines?

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Commodore George Dewey was sent to the Philippines because it was known that there was a Spanish fleet there that he could destroy and thus help the country in the war.

What happened at Manila Bay?

At Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. Nearly 400 Spanish sailors were killed and 10 Spanish warships wrecked or captured at the cost of only six Americans wounded.

Who helped Dewey in conquering the Philippines?

Dewey was helped by Dr. Walter Reed conquering the Philippines.

Which major event of the war occurred in the Philippines?

The US defeated the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay.

How many Spanish ships were sunk by American ships led by Dewey outside of the Philippines?

Less than a month later, the cruiser exploded while lying at anchor in Havana harbor, killing 261 sailors onboard and inflaming American opinion, with Spain being portrayed as the culprit in the American media regardless of the actual source of the explosion.

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