About the author: Ernest Edward Dieball, Company C, 47th U.S.V. U.S.S .Essex crewman and officer in Toledo, OH. His own Service Record lists “Expedition against Sersogow, Albay and Ceatanduaues P.I. (Philippine Islands) Jan. 18-24 1900,” “Engagements at Legaspi and Albay P.I. Jan 23,1900” and “Skirmishes at Virac P.I. Jan 9, 1901 at Bato P.I. Jan 10 1901 at Barasl P.I. Jan 13 1901.”
About the diary: Made available on ernestdieball.org as “1899 Diary Philippine Insurrection.”
The Philippine Diary Project contains the portion from December 22,1899, when Dieball sighted the coast of Luzon, to May 26, 1901 when he was mustered out of the naval service in Manila.