Monday, Sept. 11th, 1899

Went to Manila Thursday to see Genl. Snyder & Romayne. Remained there till yesterday, getting back at 4 p.m. Had a glorious time. Fine weather for last week. On return was told by Col. Parker that he had recommended me for Medal of Honor on acc’t of San Mateo affair. Extract from his report of fight: “Nothing I can say can properly express my admiration for the behavior of officers & men under fire xxx It is difficult to make a distinction in speaking of the good behavior of the officers, but the most conspicuous among the many acts of gallantry performed by them was the example of Captain Wilhelm, standing erect in the road at the front of the line amid a perfect hail of bullets…” My ²Lt. Haskell joined on 7th. just as I was leaving for Manila.