Tuesday 1-31-99

Serg't Coombs whispered in my ear at 2.30 a.m. "Welchen, get up & put on your fightin' clothes." Fell in the battalion until six a.m. Several heavy guns boomed on the line at b.h. 11 --fell out at 8 fell in for monthly muster inspection. Col. did not come until 11.30. Aguinaldo says "No more..

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Monday 1-9-99

Bugles played Pay Day March. Formed at Palace at 9 a.m. Got $39.12 --owed $13 to Sanford, $5.50 to Senora Rivera for two white suits, $1 to Frank Coombs, $2 to McCarren, $2.35 Canteen, Washing $1.20, Barber $.45, Cap $.50 --p'd all my debts. Now, I'll commence to save for the ring is paid for...

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Saturday 1-7-99

Took survey of Calle de Matate [Malate] in a.m. and in p.m. went with Sergt Burtt & Corp Fix & Priv Williams thro' the cigar factory. Most of the work done by hand. Then to old Wyoming quarters by Luneta and a Spanish prisoner described the slaughter pen to us. Wall shot to pieces where..

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Saturday 12-31-98

Muster --inspection &c in a.m. In p.m. Sergts Coombs, Huckins, Corp Welch, Musicians MacKay and Eldridge & Private Woods, sang in Y.M.C.A. tent close to Ponto de Espanol [Puente Espana]. Many encores. Then to Alhambra where we were taken in tow by two boys, and then until the new year was some hours of age..

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