March 27, 1899

Oregon boys rested yesterday but fighting continued on right of line. We lost about 14 men killed & 70 wounded and advanced our lines to within a few miles of Malalos [Malolos] [chief city in Bulacan] which is expected to fall today but a heavy resistance is expected. Beat Jim Watson 3 games chess evening..

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March 27-99

We sent about 500 ducks down in canoes to Manila --for mess fund. Quiet last night but firing at Pasig this morn. Don't savey [savvy] why we are not attacked as we are not over 100 men and are fearfully exposed. Wn is all along this end of lake & the rest of brigade is..

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Sunday, Mar. 26th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Sky covered with light hazy clouds which hardly broke the force of the sun's rays. Weather hot. Bible reading, prayer, breakfast & lesson for Bilibid prisoners. About 10.30 a.m. struck out on Paseo Azcarraga for Bilibid Prison. Arrived there in good..

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March 26-99

Late on March 1st we worked on entrenchments and I recv'd a sunstroke & in 15 mins was talking like a "halibut." Was taken to the rear to field hosp. in StAna. Fever 105°. Taken to 1st Res. Hosp. in Manila on the 6th, put in ward 10. Was sent to Corregidor Is. on the..

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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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