Thursday, March 2nd, 1899

The Night and day has been pretty and every thing is quiet every where there is hardly a Shot fired but Dewys Cannon are heard in the far distance Buisnes wich has allmost been at a stillstand is resuming again we have at the Hospital Lt Howar (Fever) McMaster (Light Fever) H. Daugherty (Rupture) Carl Debold (wounded) Jourg Rockwell wounded G Cuty wounded in the Quarter we 5 men sick but all are doing Guard duty

The night and day have been pretty. Everything is quiet everywhere. There is hardly a shot fired except Dewey’s cannons are heard in the distance. Business, which has almost been at a standstill, is resuming again. We have at the hospital Lt. [Charles] Howard (fever), McMaster (light fever), [Homer] Daugherty (rupture), Carl De Bolt (wounded), [George?] Rockwell (wounded) and [Gilbert] Cuite (wounded). In quarters we have five men sick but all are doing guard duty.

Sunday, February 19th, 1899

It has been a beautiful Night out in the Field the Moon rised at 9 o Clock and shine until 2 o Clock but between the Mosquitos and the many Bullets from the Sharpshooters we dont get much Sleep I sleep in the Comisary several Bullets went trough it during the Night but we cant see the Enemy therefor we Kept our fire but the Nebraska and 6 Artelery Kept fighting on all Night until daylight when they drove back their Enemy the found 87 Killed in the Morning and no Amerikan Killed but 2 Officer and 7 men wounded 2 of them verry seriously the South Dacota and Pennsylvania Killed 51 during the Night while not even one of us was wounded at 7 o Clock Dewy shelled a Town some where and we can hear heavy attellery Fire wick continued until 10 o Clock then all was quiet until noon where ones more the Rebel Sharpshooters opened up on our Outpost but our Men spotted 2 of them in a Tree and soon the tumbled down never to arise again in the Evening I came to Manila everything is very quiet I never Know this was Sunday until I went to Bed as everyday is alike to us now Papst Brewing Co. has donated one Barrel of Beer to each Company on the line wich the Boys enjoyed in the afternoon the sick in the Quarters are all doing Guard duty at the Hospital we have now Lt. Ch. Howard with Fever Carl Debold and Jourg Rockwell wounded Albert McMaster—– Robert Cury is going to the Front in the morning all is uiet while I goe to Bed.

It has been a beautiful night out in the field. The moon rose at 9 o’clock and shone until 2 o’clock but between the mosquitoes and the many bullets from the sharpshooters, we don’t get much sleep. In the commissary several bullets went through it during the night but we can’t see the enemy. Therefore, we kept our fire. But the Nebraska and six artillery kept fighting on all night until daylight when they drove back their enemy and found 87 killed in the morning and no Americans killed. But, two officers and seven men were wounded, two of them seriously. The South Dakota and Pennsylvania Regiments killed 51 during the night while not even one of us was wounded. At 7 o’clock Dewey shelled a town somewhere and we can hear heavy artillery fire which continued until 10 o’clock. Then, all was quiet until noon where once more the rebel sharpshooters opened up on our outpost; but, our men spotted two of them in a tree and soon they tumbled down never to arise again. In the evening, I came to Manila, everything is very quiet. I never knew this was Sunday until I went to bed as every day is alike to us now. Pabst Brewing Co. has donated one barrel of beer to each company on the line which the boys enjoyed in the afternoon. The sick in the quarters are ll doing guard duty at the hospital as we now have Lieutenant Charles Howard with fever, Carl Debolt and George Rockwell wounded, Albert McMaster ——, Robert Curry is going to the front this morning. All is quiet while I go to bed.

Thursday, February 2nd, 1899

Weather is fine we goe through regular drills Morning and Evening 7 men are on Guard and 15 on Outpost things are verry quiet in general Lt Howard and Woods remain still sick and we also have 7 men in Quarters unfit for duty

The weather is fine. We go through the regular drills in the morning and evening. Seven men are on guard [duty] and fifteen on outpost. Things are very quiet in general. Lieutenants [Charles] Howard and Robert [Wood] are still sick. We also have seven men in quarters unfit for duty.

Sunday, January 22nd, 1899

This has being a fine day but rather Hot. 8 men are on Guard and 11 on the Line good many attend the Service at the different Regiment we had Service in our usual Place. chaplain Hunter anounces that chaplain Fleming of the Colerada Regiment and himself recieved one Month Fourlough with permision to goe to China this day we are mostly engaged with writing letters to home as the Mail will leave tomorrow on the Zealandia accompanied by 180 sick and discharged Soldiers George Conn of our Comp is among them having recieved a 2 Months Furlough it looks more like Sunday at Home now then it did when we first entered the City in the afternoon Lt Charles Howard was taken to Gen. Hospital the same Number of men remain on Sick List

This has been a fine day but rather hot. Eight men are on guard and eleven on the line. A good many attend services at the different regiments. We had service in our usual place. Chaplain Joseph Hunter announced that Chaplain Fleming of the Colorado Regiment and he have received a one month furlough with permission to go to China. This day we are mostly engaged in writing letters to home as mail will leave tomorrow on the Zealandia accompanied by 180 sick and discharged soldiers. George Conn of our company is among them having received two months furlough. It looks more like Sunday at home now than it did when we first entered the city. In the afternoon, Lieutenant Charles Howard was taken to the general hospital. The same number of men remain on the sick list.

Friday, January 20th, 1899

This has been a most beautifull day we goe through regular drills have 7 men on Guard and 11 on Outpost I worked at Headquarters all day this being regular Issue day this time we have to doe without Potatoes none on Hand but we recieve some Salt Macrel and Cod Fish many arrest are made this day and several where shot the “Amerikan” was not pupliched today by Order of General Ottis who personaly invested in to the alleged charges against the Germans wich where without Foundation we still remain in our Quarters and are not allowed to leave much grumbling is heard where most every Soldier and Officer is denouncing the great Men at Home who are working so hard to retain theese Island we have 2 men in the General Hospital and Lt Howard at his Quarters across the Street Reports are out that the Cholera is broken out in the City

This has been a most beautiful day. We went through regular drills. We have seven men on guard and eleven on outpost. I worked at headquarters all day, this being regular issue day. We have to do without potatoes, none on hand, but we received some salt, mackerel and cod fish. Many arrests are made on this day and several were shot. The American was not published today by order of General Otis who is personally investigating the alleged charges against the Germans which were without foundation. We still remain in our quarters and are not allowed to leave. Much grumbling is heard where almost every soldier and officer is denouncing the great men at home who are working so hard to retain these islands. We have two men in the general hospital and Lieutenant Charles Howard at his quarters. Across the street reports are out that cholera has broken out in the city.

Thursday, January 19th, 1899

It has raigned all day and the Weather is verry sultry there isnt any change of the situation we have 7 men on Guard and 11 Men on Outpost duty and our regular drills I worked at headquarter until 4 pm the “Amerikan” renews her assault on the German Firms stronger then ever wich causes a good deal of Excitment the Consul General give them a Warning Lt Howard is still confined to his Room 4 men are on the sick List

It has rained all day and the weather is very sultry. There isn’t any change of the situation. We have seven men on guard and eleven men on outpost duty and our regular drills. I worked at headquarters until 4:00 p.m. The Amerikan renews her assault on the German firms stronger than ever which causes a good deal of excitement. The Consul General gives them a warning. Lieutenant Charles Howard is still confined to his room. Four men are on the sick list.

Tuesday, January 17th, 1899

We have fair Weather right along the Company is going through regular Routine of duty 7 men are on Guard and 10 men on Outpost every thing passed of rather quietly this day but the Germans acording to the “Amerikan” are in simpathy with the Insurgent and it is claimed are furniching Arms Ammunition and Mony to them this of course raises more Excitment the paper claiming it to be true but the Germans seem to be ignorent about it Homer Daugherty is now in the Hospital recieving threatment for a bad Rupture only 5 men are on the Sick List Lt Charles Howard has been sick for several days with Malaria the rest of our Men are in the best of Health

We have fair weather right along. The company is going through our regular routine of duty. Seven men are on guard and ten men on outpost. Everything passed off rather quietly this day but the Germans, according to the “Amerikan” are in sympathy with the insurgents and it is claimed they are furnishing arms, ammunition and money to them. This of course raises more excitement. The paper claiming it to be true but the Germans seem to be ignorant of it. Homer Daugherty is now in the hospital receiving treatment for a bad rupture. Only five men are on the sick list. Lieutenant Charles Howard has been sick for several days with malaria. The rest of our men are in the best of health.

Tuesday, November 8th, 1898

This is a beautifull day 12 of our men are going on Outpost and 2 on Brigade Guard we have fresh Meat Boys are still buisy mailing Packages the Post Office is crowded at all times I myself sen 4 letters of wich I register one wich contains a Mony Order 3 papers and a Map of the Battlefield and 6 Packages we still have no Mail in at 1 Clock the Election Polls where opened Co C casted 43 Votes of wich one Vote was for Washington Co.
for Govener Slone 31
Georg Jenks 9
(1) from me Swallow 2
Congress
M Mckchran 12
Achison 29
Senate
Bryne 14
Boyd 27
Sherriff
McCormick 21
Seaton 21
District Atorny
Hagen 7
W E Craw 34

Connesvill gave McCormick 40 and Seaton 6 for Sherriff the following acted as a Board of Election
Judge of Election} W L Seaman D
Wm Martin D
Alles Ewing R
for Clerk Chas Howard R
Wm Howard D
the Election was rather quiet christopher who was confined in the Guard Hous voted and also 4 men in the Hospital voted Major Biere took the Blanks out and had them filled and returned them wich I believe was not lawfull a Democrat ought to went him other wise the Election was allright the Evening at 8 pm a Calfornia Soldier was stabed to death at the Beer Garten “Allhambria” by a america “Sailor of the Olympia Dewys Fleet” the men is held under Arrest Hustead Turly and T Rhodes are on the sick List

This is a beautiful day. Twelve of our men are going on outpost and two on brigade guard. We have fresh meat. The boys are still busying mailing packages. The post office is crowded at all time and I, myself, sent four letters of which I registered one which contains a money order, three papers and a map of the battlefield and six packages. We still have no mail in at 1 o’clock. The election polls were opened. Company C cast 43 votes of which one vote was for Washington County. For Governor: Slone (31), George Jenks (9), Swallow (2) (one of which was from me). Congress: M McCochran (12), Achison (29). Senate: Byrd (14), Boyd (27). Sheriff: McCormick (21), Seaton (21). District Attorney: Hagen (7), W.E. Craw (34). Connellsville gave McCormick 40 and Seaton 6 for Sheriff. The following acted as a board of elections: Judge of Election, [Walter] L. Semans (D); William Martin (D); Alec Ewing (R); Clerk, Charles Howard (R); William Howard (D). The election was rather quiet. Frank Christopher, who was confined in the guard house, voted and also four men in the hospital voted. Major Bierer took blanks out and had them filled and returned which I believe was not lawful, a Democrat should have gone with him. Otherwise, the election was alright. In the evening, at 8 p.m., a Californian soldier was stabbed to death at the beer garden “Allhambria” by an American sailor from Dewey’s fleet on the Olympia. The man is being held under arrest. [Frank] Hustead, [John] Turley and [Thomas] Rhodes are on the sick list.

Sunday, November 6th, 1898

It has raigned most of the Night but at noon the Sky was clear and the Sun was out read Hot we have Service at 11 Clock at Headquarters and in the Evening we had Services at the Opera House after wich we listened to a fine Concert by Colerado Band Priv Morrow of Co H was buried in the afternoon at a place near Camp Dewy I walked over to the Wall City and took in the Sights wich interested me verry much Hustead is on the Sick List continued
in the Evening after we had our regular Souper consisting of Riece Soup and Bread and Coffee Lieut Charles Howard threated us to some niece peaches and Ginger Snaps for this desert in Honor of his Birthday we in turn gave him 3 good Hearty cheers and a dagger

It had rained all night but at noon the sky was clear and the sun was out red hot. We have service at 11 o’clock at headquarters. In the evening we had services at the Opera House after which we listened to a fine concert by the Colorado band. Private [James] Monroe of Company H was buried in the afternoon at a place near Camp Dewey. I walked over to the Wall City and took in the sights which interested me very much. [Frank] Hustead is on the sick list. In the evening we had our regular supper consisting of rice soup, bread and coffee. Lieutenant Charles Howard treated us to some nice peaches and ginger snaps for dessert in honor of his birthday. In turn, we gave him three good, hearty cheers and a dagger.