Diary of James J. Loughrey

August 3, 1898

I went on outpost duty at 8 a.m., arriving at Pasay Crossroads at 9 am. One man was shot last night. I met a Pennsylvanian man bringing his gun from the trenches. It had been knocked out of his hand and, on examination, I discovered a bullet embedded behind the ramrod, below the stocking swivel. Only two shots at long range were fired during my spell of duty.