The steamer went alongside the wharf at 6 a.m. and we disembarked. We had spent 43 days on the ‘Sherman’ and 3? days on the ‘Peking’, — 1 total of 80 days at sea. We breakfasted at the Ferry Depot at 8.30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. marched out to the Presidio Camp Where we…
We went ashore while the heavy artillery was loaded on board.
The ship took on supplies in continuous rain. The rain lasted two whole days.
We arrived in Manila Bay at 4 a.m.
‘Sherman’ sailed at 4 p.m., arrived at lloilo at 6 and left there for Manila at 8 pm.
We left Bacolod at 6.30 pm. on a schooner and boarded the ‘Sherman’ at 1 a.m.
We left for Bacolod at midnight and arrived at 9.30 a.m. We were nearly wrecked when we were caught in a squall and had the sails carried away. We were driven onto coral reefs and had to wade ashore with water up to our necks, a distance of about 1,000 yards.
We were relieved by the 6th US Infantry.
I signed the payroll and received a clothing allowance of $28.