Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

Wednesday 12-28-98

Map nearly ready for tracing. Co. A came in from trenches this morning and we go out to outpost in Singalon[g] tomorrow. Hot today, but warm in eve, with easy breeze. Native huts & shops decorated and fiestas being giving all week. Picture taken in Paco boneyard. 1st Batt of Tenn, 18th Regulars & the 3rd Art. left for Iloilo, where the insurgents are looting the city & torturing the Spanish prisoners. Will be some fighting there, I think. Were issued smokeless today and Kraf’s are on the way for us. Rumors say –1st Wn leave outpost next week & take Minn. place as police guards of Manila. Home all eve.