July 31st Monday 1899

Slept uneasily last night and dreamed of friends. I awakened; the Outpost pickets were firing sharply and a sentinel pacing slow in the street was humming "My Bonnie & C" and floating across the bullet-scarred field, came the soft tones of the chimes from some secluded convent in the hills --and a feeling of sadness..

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July 29th Saturday 1899

Hot. City is under very good control now. Several ins sympathizers caught burning houses, and some were shot by sentries. A few more 21st & 4th killed today. Yet no active work. Captured some ins art ammunition, about 2.2 in gal Fe with Remington shells for primers, loaded with old scraps of iron, lead, nuts,..

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July 28th Friday 1899

Outposts attacked last night & firing more less kept all awake. Captured several ins. Scouts. We put on city police & guard house at the church at the hospital. This city is Calamba and is nicely laid out with 3 principal streets, plazas, markets, many very fine houses. Strict orders against looting & burning. Yet..

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July 20th ’99

H²O still on the rise, and now all old battlefields close by are deep under a covering of rushing H²O. Went to Pasig in canoes for rations, got very few, as they, too, are out of supply. Our church stands upon a very small island in the lagoon, fully three miles from the highlands. Many..

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