About John J. Pershing

About the author: John Joseph Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948), General of the Armies, U.S.A. Fought in the Philippine-American War, arriving in Manila on August 26, 1898 with the rank of Major. Adjutant General of the Department of Mindanao and Jolo, November 27, 1900 to March 1, 1901. Was intelligence officer in the 15th Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Lake Lanao in 1902. In the same year he was made Officer-in-Charge, Camp Vicars, in the Philippines. His period in the Philippines ended in June, 1903 when he returned to the United States. In 1909 he was assigned to be Commander of Fort McKinley, Manila, and governor of the Moro Province, serving as such until 1913. See the Timeline of key events in the life and career of General John J. Pershing (1860-1948), army officer and author, in the Library of Congress.

About the diary: Located in Diaries, Notebooks, and Address Books, 1882-1925 of the John J. Pershing Papers in the Library of Congress. The papers include various notebooks and diaries (some of the notebooks, while labeled as such, are written in diary format), of which the following are relevant to the Philippine Diary Project:

  1. Notebook, September 13, 1897 to April 19, 1898
  2. Notebook, 1900
  3. Notebook, circa 1902 (1 of 2)
  4. Notebook, circa 1902 (2 of 2)
  5. Notebook, May 15, 1902 to September 6, 1903
  6. Notebook, May 3-7, 1903
  7. Notebook, 1909
  8. Notebook, circa 1911
  9. Notebook, 1912 (2 of 2)