December 31st, 1899

We proceeded towards Alimit, reaching it in the afternoon. We spent the night in this place. From here we went to Oscaris on January 1, 1900, passing through Bugiones and Bayabas and arriving there at 10 in the evening of January 8, 1900. We were lodged in the convent at barrio Oscaris (in Echague, Isabela)...

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December 31, 1899

The troops had breakfast at 5 o'clock in the morning, and at 8 o'clock we set out on the march for the next nearest settlement, Alimit, passing always over the mountains. We arrived at Alimit at 3 o'clock that evening without incident, save the penalties of the journey; that is, hunger, thirst, and heat.

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Friday, Dec. 29th ’99

Nothing of interest occurred Xmas day. Left Calamba 11 a.m. Dec. 26th reached Manila 7 P.M., orders having been received just before embarking to proceed to Pasay. Marched here yesterday morning relieving 30th Vol. Inf. Col. Gardever. The 3d batt’n is on right of line from Pasay to Manila Bay – ours, the 1st, is to left..

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December 29, 1899

At 6 o'clock in the morning we all hunted for “camotes” and made our breakfast with them. We resumed the march at 8 o'clock. The Igorrotes again attacked us on the road. Our troops replied with their guns; but as our people traveled on, the Igorrotes followed, attacking us with their lances, and yelling lustily..

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December 28, 1899

We are up at 5 a.m. The rain continues. Our strength seems to be completely exhausted. At 6 o'clock the honorable president ordered us on the march. So we begin the journey, though we slept in the water last night, had nothing to eat all day yesterday, and without even having any breakfast now. We..

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