Diary of Chriss A. Bell

April 11, 1899

Everything quiet. Expect Jim to go to Corrigedor [Corregidor]. He seems some worse. Oregon & Minn. outposts have all attacked last night. Oregon lost 3 men killed two wounded. The outpost was of five men they were surrounded and could not be reached by company because that was also surrounded. For a while it looked as if Heaths battalion was a goner but he held them off till morning when help came. Co. D & E of Oregon went to assistance of Minn. Co. or they could have been annihilated. Gen. Lawton crossed Lake [Laguna de Bai] and captured Santa Cruz. City next in size to Manila.