Diary of James J. Loughrey

July 30, 1898

Muster and Inspection 8.40 to 10 a.m., reviewed by Colonel Smith. There were reports that an armistice had been declared until November 4th. The Spaniards shot two Colorado boys this morning while digging trenches. One was shot through the arm the other through the abdomen. The Astor Battery then fired two shells at the fort and the Spaniards ceased firing. One of ‘L’Company’s men was stabbed by an Insurgent while gathering bamboo, and two other men
were held prisoner. ‘I’ Company under command of Captain Richter went to their rescue, arrested six Insurgents and brought them to Camp Aguinaldo. The case was heard by the General who decided to let them go. The 3rd Expedition arrived today on three steamers.