Saturday, July 1st, 1899

The Weather is fine and overyone is in good Spirits at 1 p.m. we raised Anker and 10 Minutes later sailed leaving the Hancock with the Nebraskan and Utahs behind as soon as we left the Bay the Sea got verry rough and befor Supper time most of the Boys where all ready Sea sick of course I got sick but was allright in 3 or 4 Hours most of us went to Bed right after Souper the Sea is verry rough all during the Night

The weather is fine and everyone is in good spirits. At 1 p.m. we raised anchor and ten minutes later sailed leaving the Hancock with the Nebraska Regiment and the Utah Battery behind. As soon as we left the bay, the sea got very rough and before suppertime, most of the boys were already seasick. Of course I got sick but was alright in three or four hours. Most of us went to bed right after supper. The sea is very rough all during the night.


Friday, June 30th, 1899

we all slept well on Board and for the the first time for many Night didnt have to fight Mosquitos the rest of our Regiment where relieved in the afternoon by Montana and all are aboard the Senator and are waiting sailing Orders we had Bacon and Patatoes & Coffee for Breakfast and Soup for Supper our Grub is well cooked but not anough of it but our Officer promise that our Ration will be O.K. in a few days

We all slept on board and for the first time for many nights didn’t have to fight mosquitoes. The rest of our regiment were relieved in the afternoon by the Montanans and all are aboard the Senator and we are awaiting sailing orders. We had bacon, potatoes and coffee for breakfast and soup for supper. Our grub is well cooked but there is not enough of it. But, our officers promise that our rations will be O.K. in a few days.


Thursday, June 29th, 1899

It has raigned all Night heavy but the Morning was clear and we started to load our chests on Cascos at 4 pm we had them all on the Ship and also C, H, I and E Co went aboard the rest where left at Cavite to wait until the arival of the Montanas the Senator is not a large Boat but much more Convient then the Zealandia our sleeping Quarters are better and have mor Room below but less Deck Room

It has rained all night heavily but the morning was clear and we started to load our chests on cascos. At 4 p.m., we had them all on the ship. Also, C, H, I and E Companies went aboard. The rest were left at Cavite to wait until the arrival of the Montanan Regiment. The Senator is not a large boat, but much more convenient than the Zealandia. Our sleeping quarters are better and have more room below but less deck room.


Wednesday, June 28th, 1899

It has raigned all Night and day we had Orders to load but could not doe anything we had our Cots and Mosquitonets turned in also our Cooking Utensils and live on Salmon and Hardtack all day but most of us eat at the Restaurants the Senator wich laid off Manila has pulled over near Cavite during the Night A & B where called to Arms but arived too late to recapture 7 Prisoners wich got away from the prison Hospital at Santa Rooka at wich place Comp. C is furniching a Guard consisting of 11 men our Sick List is decreasing all the Boys are in good anough Shape to goe aboard the Ship

It has rained all night and day. We had orders to load but could not do anything. We had our cots and mosquito nets turned in as well as our cooking utensils. We live on salmon and hardtack all day but most of us eat at the restaurants. The Senator, which is laid off Manila, has pulled over near Cavite. During the night, Companies A and B were called to arms but arrived too late to recapture seven prisoners who got away from the prison hospital at San Roque where Company C is furnishing a guard consisting of eleven men. Our sick list is decreasing. All the boys are in good enough shape to go aboard the ship.


Tuesday, June 27th, 1899

Weather is fine in the Morning I was on Guard all Night we are waiting for Orders to load and our chest are all piled up the Montanas are to take our place the Bay is verry rough therefor we didn’t load anything.

Weather is fine. In the morning I was on guard all night. We are waiting for orders to load and our chests are all piled up. The Montanans are to take our place. The bay is very rough therefore we didn’t load anything.


Monday, June 26th, 1899

It has raigned all Night but the day is nice and clear we are all buisy packing up our chest all day and getting them ready for our departure the Utah Battery wich is going aboard the Hancock recieved there Pay to day and are also getting ready to goe aboard the Hancock and Senator will sail to gather the Colonel is still confined at the Hospital in Coricodor I went on duty to day again feeling pretty good all around

It has rained all night but the day is nice and clear. We are all busy packing up our chests all day and getting them ready for our departure. The Utah Battery, which is going aboard the Hancock received their pay today and are also getting ready to go aboard. The Hancock and Senator will sail together. The colonel is still confined at the hospital in Corregidor. I went on duty today again feeling pretty good all around.


Sunday, June 25th, 1899

the Morning is nice and clear I am still off duty I went to Manila and bought little thing I intend to take Home had a splendid time and a good Dinner at the Spanich Hotel returned on 4.30 Boat there where Services held at Quarters in the Morning and Evening all the Saloons are Kept open on Sundays at Cavite while in Manila most all the Stores and Saloons are Kept closed up as Taps are sounded it is raignen verry heavy

The morning is nice and clear. I am still off duty. I went to Manila and bought a little thing I intend to take home. Had a splendid time and a good dinner at the Spanish Hotel. Returned on 4:30 boat. There were services held at quarters in the morning and evening. All the saloons are kept open on Sundays at Cavite while in Manila most all the stores and saloons are kept closed. As Taps is sounded, it is raining very heavily.


Saturday, June 24th, 1899

it has raigned heavy all Night but the day is fine we turned in all the Krag Jorgeson Rifle and Ammunition and got back our old Springfields the Clerks are buisy balancing up their accounts we have 14 men on Guard in Cavite and 11 on at Santa Roukin in the Evening we have more Showers wich continue all Night 14 men are on the Sick List and 4 are yet in Hospital in general the Health of the men is good

It has rained all night but the day is fine. We turned in all the Krag-Jørgensen rifles and ammunition and got back our old Springfields. The clerks are busy balancing their accounts. We have fourteen men on guard in Cavite and eleven on at San Roque. In the evening we have more showers which continue all night. Fourteen men are on the sick list and four are still in the Hospital. In general, the health of the men is good.


Friday, June 23rd, 1899

while everything is at Cavite much fighting is done across the Bay all along the line we can hear them from Morning until Night good many are visiting Manila for the last time the Nebraska went abord the Hancock to day the Senator is also comming to put provision aboard we recieved a smal Mail also the Boys are celebrating to a finnich a few of them landed in the Guard House

While everything is at Cavite. Much fighting is done across the bay. All along the line we can hear them from morning until night. Good many are visiting Manila for the last time. The Nebraskans went aboard the Hancock today. The Senator is also coming to put provisions aboard. We received a small mail. Also, the boys are celebrating to a finish, a few of them landed in the guard house.