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William Herman Wilhelm

William Herman Wilhelm

(1867 — 1901), Captain, Company B, 21st U.S. Infantry. Killed in action in the Philippines.

Thursday, June 1, 1899

Reported for duty yesterday afternoon. Regt. behind trenches at Pasay, about 3 miles from walled town. Insurgents shots heard at intervals through day & frequently

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Sunday, June 11, 1899

Marched 5 a.m. reaching Las Pinas 9.30. Town deserted last night by enemy but full of young men who disappeared rapidly one after another. They

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Wed., June 14, 1899

Moved 7.45 reached Zapote about 9. I took out 21 cos. of 14th. to reconnoiter rear & flank of position but discovered nothing of consequence.

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Saturday, June 17, 1899

My Co “E”, & Hasbroucks [Hasbrouck] with 45 scouts, all under Capt. Taylor made reconnaissance toward San Francisco de Malaban [Malabon] –left at noon– returned

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Monday, June 19, 1899

4 Cos of 4th. Inf. under Major Bubb surprised by rebels from Malabon while on road to Dasmarinas reconnoitering. 4 killed, 20 wounded. Dead mutilated

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Wed., June 21, 1899

[Capture of Dasmarinas] The 4th, 2 cos. of 9th. & my Batt’n of 14th. with two light batteries took Dasmarinas with slight loss. Old story,

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Sunday, June 25, 1899

My Batt’n returned to Bacoor, my company being posted as outpost at bridge over Bacoor river south of the town. One Batt’n of regt. now

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June 30th, 1899

Ordered to hold present positions indefinitely –have sent in for a few articles to make myself & command as comfortable as possible.

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