Feb. 20 – 26, 1899

Have ben sick since last writing. Got pictures on 23rd. Nothing has happened except on the night of the 22nd when outbreak was made and attempt made to burn. The attempt was partly successful the Native huts and several blocks in Tondo district. We were called out and went to Calletries [Caloocan] where we saw..

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Feb. 14-20, 1899

Some round of duty for us the last few days. As little skirmishing At the front but nothing of great importance has happened. Have been feeling miserable for some days. Dr. Christiansen has been treating me. Think he is O.K. Mail comes today. Have played several games of chess. Guess I have not won any..

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Feb. 14, 1899

Valentines day. Miss Bowman sent me some candy, cigar case, and handkerchief. Have not sent hers yet. I am her orderly. Took pictures to Cheenu photo says he will finish them in a week. Played Anderson two games chess. First he gave me queen. I beat. Second he gave me Castle. He beat. Both games were..

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Feb. 13, 1899

Went to left of our line today. Took 5 pictures. Was under fire nearly all day but was not allowed to return fire. Lieut. and some regulars did shooting. Battery opened up once. Several of our men wounded. We were in plain sight of Malabon. Passed through Caloocan. Battery on river just outside of Caloocan...

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Feb. 11 & 12, 1899

Nothing happened but usual round of duty. Several boys are off ships so guard work is less heavy on me. No province boats are allowed to leave harbor. Skirmishing goes on at front with but little loss in either side. Will try and take camera to front tomorrow.

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Feb. 10, 1899

Last night American forces captured two small towns & California [was] fighting in left was severe but insurgents were licked. At one place center of our lines fell back purposely let insurgents in then caught them on the flanks & slaughtered them. Another hospital man killed. This makes three I think. A few days ago 6 natives..

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Feb. 9, 1899

Nothing had happened today. The usual round of work & guard duty. In evening put on extra guards as outbreak was expected. The non coms who took trench leave were reprimanded by Clagett & Capt. Mc [McDonnell] was very cool to them but in evening he took up their regulations played crib with short &..

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Feb. 8, 1899

On guard all day. Privates who left without leave were fined from $2 to $7. The non coms I think got a severe lecture because of charges were preferred a General Court Martial was necessary. It is rather hard on privates to be fined and non coms let go with a talk. Shorty, Pratt, Coyine, &..

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Feb. 7, 1899

Nothing of importance happened during the day except arrest of all men who went to front without leave including Morrow, Watson, Clagget, & Pratt. In evening 2 natives were shot within 30 feet of me apparently no cause as neither of them had any sort of weapon. On guard all day.

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