Saturday, May 13th, 1899

Weather is hot as ever in the Morning we have general Inspection in Arms and Quarters a good sin Mail leaves Cavite to day came off Guard at 5 pm. I cam not feeling well have a bad cold also Rheumatism in both Legs and right Shoulder

Weather is hot as ever in the morning. We have general inspection in arms and quarters. A good sign, mail leaves Cavite today. Came off guard at 5 p.m. I am not feeling well. Have a bad cold, also rheumatism in both legs and right shoulder.


Friday, May 12th, 1899

Weather is verry Hot all day we all drawed new Shoes and Underwear and Campaign Hats 6 Privates 3 Corp and 1 Sergt are sent to Santa Rocki where a new Hospital is establiched for the Rebel Prisoners 14 men goe on Guard including my self only 38 men are fitt for duty

Weather is very hot all day. We all drew new shoes and underwear and campaign hats. Six privates, three corporals and one sergeant are sent to San Roque where a new hospital is established for the rebel prisoners. Fourteen men go on guard duty including me. Only 38 men are fit for duty.


Thursday, May 11th, 1899

It has raigned heavy all Night good many prisoners ar dying almost 2 or 3 every day the are all buried in the old Trenches at Santa Roocky without Coffin I goe on Guard at 5 pm. in the Evening we recieved Mail I got 2 letter and a Box of Candy

It has rained heavy all night. A good many prisoners are dying, almost two or three every day. They are all buried in the old trenches at San Roque without a coffin. I go on guard duty at 5 p.m. In the evening we received mail, I got two letters and a box of candy.


Wednesday, May 10th, 1899

Weather is fine Colonel Hawkins went to Coricodor also Mayor Bierer both are sick Cos a. B. are exspected to be relieved by Cos H & E more fighting is going on beyond Columpit over 600 Rebels where Killed 2 amerikans Killed and 29 wounded Co C only has 42 men fit for duty

The weather is fine. Colonel Hawkins went to Corregidor as well as Major Bierer. Both are sick. Companies A and B are expected to be relived by Companies H and E. More fighting is going on beyond Calumpit. Over 600 rebels were killed. Two Americans kill and 29 wounded. Company C has 42 men fit for duty.


Tuesday, May 9th, 1899

I was on Fortacke duty all day and in the Evening went over on the Meat Boat with the detac the Water was rough but we had a good time the Bay is full of Ships of all Kinds the Weather is as hot as ever W. Howard is discharged from Hospital

I was on foretacke duty all day and in the evening went over on the meat boat with the detachment. The water was rough but we had a good time. The bay is full of ships of all kinds. The weather is as hot as ever. William Howard is discharged from the hospital.


Monday, May 8th, 1899

I was on Guard at the prison several Ships arived in the Bay but no Transports out Ration are again of the poorest Kind therfor much grumbling is done Comisary Sergt was apointed D Mitchel from B Co a late Recruit 18 men remain on the Sick List

I was on guard at the prison. Several ships arrived in the bay but no transports. Our rations are again of the poorest kind, therefore much grumbling is done. Commissary Sergeant was appointed, D. Mitchell from Company B, a late recruit. Eighteen men remain on the sick list.


Sunday, May 7th, 1899

Weather is fine and every thing is very quiet in this little Town spent most of the day in writing and reading attend Service at 10:30 am. goe on Guard at 5 pm. good many are ailing from Maleria Fever in the Evening we recieve a smal Mail I didn’t get any

The weather is fine and everything is quiet in this little town. I spent most of the day writing and reading. I attended service at 10:30 a.m. I went on guard at 5 p.m. A good many [men] are ailing from malarial fever. In the evening we received a small mail, I didn’t get any.


Saturday, May 6th, 1899

it has raigned all Night and in the Fornoon our Mail left to day I send 4 letters also a Mony Order and some Pictures had to help to bury 3 Niggers Dewy is shelling a Town on the South end of the Bay 2 Transport arived in the Bay

It has rained all night and in the forenoon. Our mail left today. I sent four letters, a money order and some pictures. Had to help to bury three niggers. Dewey is shelling a town on the south end of the bay. Two transports arrived in the bay.


Friday, May 5th, 1899

it has been dandy all day but no Rain fell I came of Guard to Night 5 men from each Co receive a pass to Manila every day our Patrol is increased 14 men goe on the Night 2 Corp and one Sergt. much fighting was done to day News cam 14 men Killed and 60 wounded

It has been dandy all day but no rain fell. I came off guard tonight. Five men from each company receive a pass to Manila every day. Our patrol is increased. Fourteen men go on the night, two corporals and one sergeant. Much fighting was done today. News came, fourteen men killed, 60 wounded.