Joseph J. Collins

Joseph J. Collins

(October 17, 1877 — July 1, 1946). Second Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Volunteers, Co. “D” 47th Regiment.

Dec. 23, 1899

Still on the boat we think we will land monday. Left boat about 4 PM were put on lighters and sent up the Pasig River

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Dec. 25, 1899

Today is Christmas who would have thought it Sergt Dumkle shot in the leg at about 1 AM first shot in the company. called to

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Jan. 18, 1900

Still in bay loading all our supplies sailed out of Bay at 5.30 PM 5 transports with Gunboats Nashville and Helena have to travel very

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Jan. 20, 1900

Arrived in Sorsagon [Sorsogon] Bay at 9 AM 3 Battalan [battalion] left in row-boats for Sorsagon at 4 PM. have to retire early as 1st call

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Jan. 21, 1900

Got up at 4.30 am packed all of our equipment and boarded the Helena with Co A. left Sorsagon [Sorsogon] Bay at 8 AM reached

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Jan. 28, 1900

Went to a town about 6 miles up the coast we were attacked there was only 26 of us and 250 of them we killed

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Jan. 29, 1900

Went to a town 9 miles south of here called Pilar had no trouble taking the town that same night we were attacked and 8

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Jan. 30, 1900

At noon they set a house afire on the edge of the town getting a little nearer at 7 PM they set a town on

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