Diary of James J. Loughrey

June 21, 1898

Reveille at 5 am. Breakfast, exercise and school. The weather was squzilly. The Spanish Governor came aboard ‘Charleston’ at 9 am. Fourteen small boats full of Oregon boys had been about to land when the Governor put in his appearance and surrendered. At 1.45 p.m. the American flag was hoisted on the fort and an artillery salute was fired. The priest stationed at Guam visited Father McKinnion on board our steamer. A soldier died on the ‘Sydney’ and was buried at sea before the ship sailed in at 6.15 p.m.