Thurs. Dec. 18/41

I wonder if we will have a raid today. Two days now with none and we are all breathing easier. Life is getting back to normal except that there are not so many people in the streets. We changed our minds about the air raid shelter, and filled the hole back in again, and got Mr. Cruz to help us …

Wed. Dec. 10/41

We decided to go to Pinagkaisahan and Guadalupe to see the friends and try to encourage them, as we know that most of the men would be gone, being soldiers. So we got on the streetcar which was jammed with people and rode there. Found everyone in fair spirits, but leaving their homes each night to sleep in the woods …

Monday, March 13th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Cloudy, gloomy, weather with slight showers. A battle started early this morning. American right wing swung around upon Guadeloupe [Guadalupe] on towards Pasig. Up quite early. Read Scripture, prayed & cooked breakfast. In the forenoon called at the post office. No mail. Also at the Anglo-Australasian …

February 19, 1899

The church at Guadaloupe [Guadalupe] was blown up. A gunboat engaged the Insurgents at Guadaloupe [Guadalupe] with heavy fire from their rapid-fire guns. 0

Saturday, Feb. 18th, 1899

Manilla, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Two weeks ago tonight the American-Filipino war commenced. Much skirmishing has been done and the natives forced back an average of about six miles from Manila. The “Times” of this evening states they are concentrating their troops in force at Guadaloupe [Guadalupe] where they may be …

Thursday 2-16-99

Last night we had a hot time, for the niggers charged us four times. Co. D bore the brunt of these attacks & they came up within 100 yds. But they carried off the dead & wounded. They can not stand our volleys. Hawthorn battery opened up & all day the ins. kept the line busy especially the rt. Sharp …

Tuesday 2-14-99

Fighting at Pasig on the Laguna de Bahia [Bai]. Reg. called out and went directly to San Pedro de Macati, where we rested & had hardtack. Got coffee from a Cal. lad. Then took march to Pasig, about six miles along the river. It was bright moonlight and the lovely road wound along the shore among the bananas & bamboos. …

February 6, 1899

We left San Pedro Mercati [Makati] at 10 a.m. on reconnoitre and had a hot skirmish around Guadaloupe [Guadalupe] where Culling was shot through the eye, Slade was shot in the leg and Smyth, who was beside me, was marked on the arm by a flattened bullet. ‘H’ and ‘I’ Companies retired at 4 p.m. We were in some tight …