Diary of James J. Loughrey

July 1, 1898

Reveille at 6 am. Everything packed and awaiting orders to land at Cavite at 1 p.m. We received 50 rounds of ammunition last night. Heard news of a big battle between Spaniards and Filipinos. Despatch boat left for Hong Kong at 5 pm. Natives reported at 6.30 that Insurgents had won a great battle. There was also a report that a German vessel wanted to land provisions and was fired on.