Diary of William Herman Wilhelm

Monday, Oct. 23d, 1899

[2d. Battle of Lecheria Hill or Calamba.]

Left here with Company at 3.45 fording San Juan. Crossed bridge 4.30 a.m. Struck & surprised enemy little after five. Hot skirmish for hour and a half. Corp’l Elliott only man wounded in my Company. Had my hat shot off and bunch of hair taken out by Mauser. Returned to town 10 .a.m.