at 2 o Clock in the morning heavy firing was going on the line where the Washington California and 3th Atterly where stationed it continued all Night until early morning 16 Amerikan where wounded none Killed but the Rebels is said to lost heavy at our line the Sharpshooter Kept firing all night but we didnt pay any Attention to them we all laid in our Trenches where they could not hit us but befor daylight we opened up on them for about one Hour with good result and all during the day where shots fired from the Rebels Sharpshooters but as we cant locate them we Keep our Fire we have out fresh Meat now regular I drive to City in the Evening and bring a Load of Beef out early in the Morning the Sun is terrible Hot out all day good many Prisoners where taken the Boys over in Cavite havig a hot time with the Rebels but they will hold their own with the help of Dewys Guns the burned down a Village with about 1000 Houses they Killed over 100 Rebels and wounded about 200 in the afternoon several Engagments with the Enemy all along the line took place but then everything was quiet until 9 o Clock when 14th Regulars hat a hot Battle wich laster until early morning at the same time many arrest where made in Malette and several Natives Killed theese had opened fire upon on a Guard and wounded him but the where soon captured they also captured a number of Mausers and lots of Ammunition then our Men set fire to the Place and over a thousand homes where blasing the Fire Kept up until the early Hours in the morning

At 2 o’clock in the morning, heavy firing was going on the line where the Washington, California and 3rd Artillery were stationed. It continued all night until early morning. Sixteen Americans were wounded, none killed. But, the rebels are said to have lost heavily. At our line, the sharpshooters kept firing all night but we didn’t pay any attention to them. We all laid in our trenches where they could not hit us; but, before daylight we opened up on them for about one hour with good results. All during the day shots were fired by the rebel sharpshooters but, as we can’t locate them, we keep our fire. We have fresh meat now regularly. I drive to the city in the evening and bring a load of beef out early in the morning. The sun is terribly hot out all day. A good many prisoners were taken. The boys over in Cavite are having a hot time with the rebels but they will hold their own with the help of Dewey’s guns. They burned down a village with about 1000 houses and they killed over 100 rebels and wounded about 200. In the afternoon several engagements with the enemy all along the line took place but then everything was quiet until 9 o’clock when the 14th Regulars had a hot battle which lasted until early morning. At the same time, many arrests were made in Malate and several natives killed. They had opened fire upon a guard and wounded him but they were soon captured. They also captured a number of Mausers and lots of ammunition. Then our men set fire to the place and over a thousand homes were blazing. The fire kept up until the early hours in the morning.

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