January 31, 1899

Reveille at 4.15 am. We were prepared in light marching order at 5.15 a.m., but recalled at 6.15 a.m., which was followed by inspection by Major Lime at 7 a.m. We were called to arms at 10.30 p.m., but recalled at 11. Called again at 11.30 p.m., which turned out to be a false alarm.

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Tuesday 1-31-99

Serg't Coombs whispered in my ear at 2.30 a.m. "Welchen, get up & put on your fightin' clothes." Fell in the battalion until six a.m. Several heavy guns boomed on the line at b.h. 11 --fell out at 8 fell in for monthly muster inspection. Col. did not come until 11.30. Aguinaldo says "No more..

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