Left at 11 P.M. sec. 7th for Boot Peninsula where 200 insurrectos armed with Mausers and Remingtons were said to be located. Had 40 men from my co.: 10 from D; and 50 mounted from M. troop 1st Cav. Struck enemy’s outpost 4.45 a.m. where one man of M. troop was killed – shot through head. Then followed a hot fight on mountain trail in which one man of “D” Co. was mortally wounded & Schultz of my Co. wounded twice but not seriously. Drove every up hill & off mountain, destroyed about 20 houses used as cuartels, 2000 lbs, corn, 10000 lbs. rice, captured 3 mausers, 160 rounds of same 5 prisoners, 2 of whom were afterwards killed in attempt to escape and 4 insurrecto ponies. Joined command from Tanauan, 25 men under Lt. Edwards, 8 Inf. about 12.30 P.M. but he had had no. fights tho had fired a number of shots at small parties seen running from my front. Was back in Lipa at 5 P.Ml the 8th – distance marched 28 miles.

 

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