William Herman Wilhelm

William Herman Wilhelm

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

Monday, Sept. 11th, 1899

Went to Manila Thursday to see Genl. Snyder & Romayne. Remained there till yesterday, getting back at 4 p.m. Had a glorious time. Fine weather

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Friday, Sept. 15, 1899

Conley took detachment from E. Co. about dawn to within 20 paces of rebel outworks. Killed one insurrecto, returning without loss but occasioned considerable excitement

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Monday, Oct. 2d, 1899

Hall with L. Co. made reconnaissance this morning to Lecheria Hill & S. & W. of same; discovered positions of various entrenchments, some new, and

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Tuesday, Oct. 3d, 1899

[Battle of Lecheria Hill or Calamba.] Heavy firing began about 10.45 this morning on right of our line. While at dinner the firing began from

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Saturday, Oct. 14th, 1899

Spanish Filipino officer & 4 men under arms came through lines this morning offering to surrender themselves and the garrison at Santa Rosa, about 15

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Sunday, Oct. 15th, 1899

The Napidan hailed today near Santa Rosa by two Spanish Filipino officers who desired to know why troops had not been sent to receive surrender,

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Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 1899

Notified of expected attack tonight at bridge and trench fronting Lecheria but have received so many similar notifications in the past that no one places

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Monday, Oct. 23d, 1899

[2d. Battle of Lecheria Hill or Calamba.] Left here with Company at 3.45 fording San Juan. Crossed bridge 4.30 a.m. Struck & surprised enemy little

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Thursday, Nov. 2d ‘99

Received telegram Saturday night to appear Monday in Manila as witness before G. C. M. & returned last evening, after entirely uneventful trip.

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Friday, Nov. 17th ’99

Moved out on line on 14th relieving G Co. raining heavily all day. Co. paid yesterday. Rain broken yesterday, but rained during night. Today prospects fair.

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Wednesday, Nov. 22d ’99

Rebels fired on working party across San Cristobal without effect – were quickly silenced by several volleys from K Co. – first excitement for [a]

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Thursday, Dec. 7th ’99

Dynamite gun arrived on casco night before last. Shelled trenches to west yesterday, and to north this morning, but received no reply. Insurrectos practically ended

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Friday, Dec. 15th ‘99

Attack expected by C.O. today failed to materialize. 4 Cos. of 39th Vol. Inf. & their Hdqrs. come today. We are to be transferred to other

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Wednesday, Dec. 20th ’99

Learned this afternoon of Gen’l Lawton’s death of San Mateo yesterday morning. Great loss to our forces in his death. Believe it will cause revival

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Friday, Dec. 29th ’99

Nothing of interest occurred Xmas day. Left Calamba 11 a.m. Dec. 26th reached Manila 7 P.M., orders having been received just before embarking to proceed to

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