Oct. 27, 1899

After waiting several days for rations etc, to come up, the entire command left San Isidro this morning and started northward.

About 6 miles marching from Isidro we found the rebels again, this time they were entrenched across a small stream, which kept us from giving them a charge. “K” Co, under [John Watts] Hannay, creeped up as close as we could get in the high grass, and succeeded in surprising them, After about 1 hrs hard fighting they left their trenches running for their lives.

We went into Santa Rosa about an hours afterward.

This days fight cost K. Co the life of Pvt. [Axwell B.] Stone, and the wounding of Corpl [Charles F.] Sparger, from which he probably will not recover. The rest of the outfit did not have a man hurt.

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