United States Statutes at Large/Volume 31/56th Congress/2nd Session/Resolution 18
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be,Navy and Marine Corps and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be struck bronze medalsBronze medals to oficers, etc., Spanish war authorized. commemorative of the naval and other engagements in the waters of the West Indies and on the shores of Cuba during the war with Spain, and to distribute the same to the officers and men of the Navy and Marine Corps who participated in any of said engagements deemed by him of sufficient importance to deserve commemoration: Provided, That officers and men ofProvisos. the Navy or Marine Corps who rendered specially meritorious service, otherwise than in battle, may be rewarded in like manner: And provided further, That any person who may, under the provisions of this Act, be entitledBronze bar authorized instead of two medals. to receive recognition in more than one instance shall, instead of a second medal, be presented with a bronze bar appropriately inscribed, to be attached to the ribbon by which the medal is suspended. And to carry outAppropriation. the provisions of this resolution the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, March 3, 1901.