Saturday, March 25th, 1899

Caloocan, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Sky cloudy but weather hot & oppressive. My overshirt was wet with perspiration. Tonight I am tired; don't feel like writing. Bible reading, prayer, breakfast --cooked & eaten-- then leaving my dishes for "Muchacho", the Filipino servant boy to wash. I..

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March 26, 1899

More fighting on lines. Oregon boys lost several more men Freeman, Holbrook, 0 Neil[,] Jarman and others wounded. Did lots of charging but no firing. Malabon was evacuated by natives & burned. It is expected a big fight will be made today. Our lines from [form] a crescent both ends on the water. All troops..

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March 25, 1899

Big battle occurred today. Worst of war. Gen. Wheaton's brig. [brigade] on left of line comprising Oregon & three other reg. [regiments] made a demonstration before Malabon while Gen. McArthur moved whole division around and by Malabon so at present both wings of our army rest by Wabu surrounding Malabon in crescent formation. Otis telegraphed..

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