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Mch 26th 1899

Mr Rebel is still across the river at day light.

The 22 Infty went down the river and crossed it about a mile below, and then came up the river again. It was a fine flank movement which completely routed the enemy for the time being. As later on in the day we encountered him at Malinta hill. They were in an old stone wall which was on a high hill, They opened up on us before we were aware of their whereabouts, We could not dislodge them so it became necessary for a charge which Co and A gave them, they held their ground well untill we ran almost over them, when they broke and ran up the R.R. toward Polo leaving about 250 dead upon the field. We lost our gallant Colonel [Harry C.] Egbert at this fight