February 12, 1910

Life had begun on the Philippine islands. The climate was quite pleasant for me. The native Moros, of Muslim faith, were hateful of the Americans, and we had to carry arms with us wherever we went. On Sunday morning, the 12th of February, twenty men and a captain voluntarily went to Mt. Bud Dayo, where a battle was fought in 1906 between the natives and our soldiers, and where 7 Americans and over one thousand natives were killed. We saw a lot of scattered bones there and cut out three lead bullets from a tree as souvenirs.