Diary of Simeon Villa

November 14, 1899

It was 12 o’clock noon, but we kept up the march. At 4 p.m., with our vanguard, we entered the Manaoag, a town already occupied by the Americans. We passed through it without seeing any Americans at all and marched on toward Pozorubio, arriving in this town at 6 p.m.

Our rear guard was very far behind us and we knew nothing about its movements. We were chewing sugar cane all day. At night we took supper in Pozorubio without incident. General Tinio came up to pay his respects to the honorable president and spent the night with us.