Karl D. White

Karl D. White

(? — 1940), Private, 32nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

31st Oct. 1899

We stayed on board all day. Stuff still unloading. We had muster this A.M. and turned in our bayonets this P.M.

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Nov. 1st 1899

We were taken ashore early this A.M. Each man carried rolls, arms, 100 rounds of ammunition and (supposedly) two days rations. In Manilla we were

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2nd Nov. 1899

The boys came over here early this morning and stayed all forenoon then I went back to dinner with them. I stayed over there all

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Nov. 3rd & 4th 1899

Spent in camp. Weather rainy, especially at night and dog tents leaked so we could hardly sleep at all. The boys were over here a

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Nov. 5th 1899

We got out at 3 A.M., marched out and formed a reserve line for the advancing column of the 17th. Several bullets whistled over us

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Nov. 6th 1899

I rustled a chicken and Barger got banannas for breakfast. I hunted Ed up and found out that he and Jess were all right. We

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Nov. 7th 1899

We got up early and went into outposts. We have had no rest for two days already, have slept only last night out of five

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Sunday 12th Nov. 1899

We had inspection yesterday. It drizzled most of the day. I was up all night with dysentry last night several times. The company went to

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14th Nov. 1899

Yesterday I “rustled furniture” yesterday and today both spent lying around quarters. Tonight I “studied shorthand” with Crane.

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Nov. 15th 1899

Nov 17 15th We left Angeles, coming to San Fernando in boxcars. There are 3 companies of us here and the 25th (colored) were sent on

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Nov. 17th 1899

Brightest sunshiniest day since weve been on the Island. I heard the Philipino Bamboo band play “Hot-time” “After the Ball” etc. All the instruments were

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18th Nov. 1899

On guard again. Between “posts” I borrowed a pole (budweiss) and caught a fish (a-sun) shaped like a cat fish except that it had a

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Nov. 29th 1899

That lost mail came in Monday. I had got nearly caught up with my letters but it brought me more to answer so I’ve been

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Dec. 2nd 1899

Things have gone just as usual for the past few days- guard & drill-. Thursday night a arrested a cart load of rice & took

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Dec. 3rd 1899

We left San Fernando at 6 A.M. in a Gov’t wagon with the biggest fool driving that ever drove a government mule: came through Bacalos

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Dec. 5th 1899

We left Floridablanca soon after daylight yesterday A.M. All the troops but M 32nd went at 11 last the night before. M is guarding the

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Dec. 6th, 1899

We started back to San Fernando (The Cpt & his Macabebe, McCalister [McCallister], The Taylors, M’s Barber & Myself). We got to Montinario Dalilupilan Dinalupihan

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Dec. 7th, 1899

We started on again early this morning. At Porac there were 30 or 50 niggers: We spread out our little skirmish line of 7 Krags

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Dec. 8th, 1899

I am so stiff & sore I can hardly walk, today. We had inspection at 2 P.M. and are under orders to be ready to

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Dec. 10th, 1899

Yesterday orders were posted for us to march to Santa Anna [Ana] this morning. We laid around quarters all day. Several Spanish prisoners came in

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Dec. 13, 1899

Monday I was on outpost guard all day. Monday night parts of K & I companies went out & were out all night. They gathered

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Dec. 14th, 1899

This morning we left Santa Anna, crossed the river, made a big circuit around through the country & came back to San Fernando. We found

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Dec. 17th, 1899

Since we got back from Santa Ana things have gone about as usual. We drew clothes Friday. Yesterday and last night I was on guard.

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Dec. 19th, 1899

Yesterday and today I have been busy writing most of the time. It has rained all day today the first time since the day we

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