Diary of Chriss A. Bell

April 27, 1899

Calumpit fell yesterday with loss smaller on side although the city was entrenched behind the most formidable trenches yet uncountered [encountered]. No further news from Lawton & Summers. We are a wondering as to plans of the movement. From maps & what is known of plan of campaign cannot see how much can be accomplished lie in way of capturing Aguinaldo’s men It appearing that he is not surrounded and can easily retire. Same old routine of duty at Co. H. [I have] Guard every other night. Nothing news is good to home going. Sheridan left yesterday carrying again sick but no troops. Dillon came up from visit at Corrigedor (sic) where Jim W is. Jim no better but in good spirits.