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Oct. 19, 1899

Today has been the hardest and most trying day I have ever exeprienced shortly after we left Cabias [Cabiao], we encountered the enemy, and from there untill we reached San Isidro, It was a running fight all the way the niggers were firing from houses, treetops and in fact from everwhere.

We done the same thing and of course we kept them going, but it was hard work “K,” Co. lost 1 man killed and 1 man wounded. Cpl. [Ephraim S.] Yoder was killed by a misplaced shell from one of our mountain guns,

This is the town we took last May but did not garrison. Gen Lawton is in command of the expedition now. He is alright especially for the 22nd.