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July 3, 1898

Off guard at 1.30 p.m., all well. The Insurgents have charge of Spanish prisoners in the town who are a dejected looking lot. I visited the fortifications and saw shells in the big guns; they were model 1865 and had been spiked. Six Spanish vessels had been sunk in front of our quarters. Forty soldiers had been killed in the next room to ours and 16 men had had their throats cut by natives in our quarters; there was blood everywhere.