April 12, 1899

Everything quiet both on lines and in town. Santa Cruz was captured by Lawton with no trouble & Santa Maria by Oregon & Minn. Ornegas* [Our niggers]  have caused so much trouble & murdered so many of our boys that they recognize them no longer but shoot on sight all natives. Natives will not or..

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April 11, 1899

Everything quiet. Expect Jim to go to Corrigedor [Corregidor]. He seems some worse. Oregon & Minn. outposts have all attacked last night. Oregon lost 3 men killed two wounded. The outpost was of five men they were surrounded and could not be reached by company because that was also surrounded. For a while it looked..

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March 27, 1899

Oregon boys rested yesterday but fighting continued on right of line. We lost about 14 men killed & 70 wounded and advanced our lines to within a few miles of Malalos [Malolos] [chief city in Bulacan] which is expected to fall today but a heavy resistance is expected. Beat Jim Watson 3 games chess evening..

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March 26, 1899

More fighting on lines. Oregon boys lost several more men Freeman, Holbrook, 0 Neil[,] Jarman and others wounded. Did lots of charging but no firing. Malabon was evacuated by natives & burned. It is expected a big fight will be made today. Our lines from [form] a crescent both ends on the water. All troops..

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March 25, 1899

Big battle occurred today. Worst of war. Gen. Wheaton's brig. [brigade] on left of line comprising Oregon & three other reg. [regiments] made a demonstration before Malabon while Gen. McArthur moved whole division around and by Malabon so at present both wings of our army rest by Wabu surrounding Malabon in crescent formation. Otis telegraphed..

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