July 5, 1898

Inspection by General Anderson at 9 a.m. The Guam prisoners were taken ashore under a strong guard of Regulars and Marines. General Anderson gave Capt. Robinson and Sergt. O’Donnell a great call down which was appreciated by both officers and men. I had a bath at 5 pm. The showers of rain left us dripping..

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July 4, 1898

Independence Day. Reveille at 6 a.m. The brigade was reviewed by General Anderson at 9.30 am. Dewey came over to Cavite. He was a fine looking man with grey hair and moustache, aged about 61, 5’ 9” and stout. A native band played several pieces in front of our quarters. They were the best band..

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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..

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Domingo 3 de Julio 1898

Para evitar en lo posible los abusos en las ventas de comestibles y ha salido un decreto fijando el precio de los artículos de almacén de comer, beber y arder. Ha sido recompuesta la línea férrea desde Dagupán hasta Caloocan, (...)Ha venido de Cavite el Coronel D. Eugenio Blanco que cayó prisionero de los yanquis..

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