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Tuesday, Oct. 3d, 1899

[Battle of Lecheria Hill or Calamba.]

Heavy firing began about 10.45 this morning on right of our line. While at dinner the firing began from Lecheria Hill (1300 yds from B Co’s position). Hall moved out to right of hill, I to left, both firing by volleys & advancing. Took hill where we were fire’d on by the enemy, about 100 strong, well intrenched to our west. We fired numerous volleys at them from 12 to 16 hundred yards, doing at least some execution. We had one man, L. Co. slightly wounded. About 5 p.m. my co. & one platoon of L. was withdrawn from hill which ought & probably will now be held as our south outpost. Till 4 the firing was hot on our entire right & center & we had 2 men killed & several wounded.