May 31st-99

Outpost fired upon last night and kept us awake all night --and now are firing once in a while if a man shows himself at west porches. The 3.2 in. gun opened at 4 p.m. with percussion shrapnel at trenches at church --at several large "bunches o' black" on the ridge at 2700 yds. Played..

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May 31, 1899

According to what chiefs and officers closest to General Luna have told me, there had been occasions in which the forces under his command went to the extent of hating him, since in battles, without attending to reasons, circumstances or conveniences, he was taking them to real suicide; in a word he gets mad when..

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Wednesday, May 31st, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dist. Last of May now for June. Would not care to call it the first summer month in this tropical land. Heavy clouds. Sun out at times. Alternate spells of heat & comparative coolness – latter caused by clouds over..

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Tuesday, May 30th, 1899

San Fernando, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Manila Decoration Day. The first service of this character was performed today in Manila out in Battery Knoll cemetery. Out of bed early, read a chapter in Numbers, also part if not all of a psalm. Prayed. Cooked breakfast. Another..

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May 29th-99

Quite a good deal of firing last night. They are closer than ever. We will have to have a "killin'" soon. Some shooting today. And we went out in skirmish line. Some Newspaper man took pictures of our lines and trenches and church. On No. 4 outpost down the road to Taytay. Wrote to Topsy.

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Monday, May 29th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Cloudy, but rainless. Cool breeze. Read a chapter in Numbers and prayed. Cooked breakfast next. Ditto supper in the evening. Prepared 2 bowls of lemonade at dinner time, one for Private W. Mason, D. Co. 9th U.S. Infantry, who walked..

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