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August 5, 1909

On the 5th of August 1909, 3 entire infantry regiments went with the transport steamboat Bufort to the Philippine Islands, woke up at 5 o’clock, and departed from Fort Lautom at 8:00 and arrived in Seattle, at the steamboat at 9:00 and departed at noon. I was shipped to the north, through Puget Sound, at 9:00 passed the city of Victoria, and at midnight, rode into the open Pacific Ocean.