Thursday, March 9th, 1899

much fighting was done all night near old Caxup Dewy and many Houses where burned down on our line everything was quiet all Night and day except some of the Sharpshooters are trying their best to pick some of our men of we all send Mail to day on the Arizona wich left at 11 am for Frisco I send 3 parcels and 3 letters some Pictures in a piece of Bamboo and Albert a Cap. towards Evening the South Dacota and Pa are engaged but no one was hit some how the Filipnios are not making much Attempt to break through Pa lines but are taken the other Regiments in preference this was Ration day and we took out 10 days Ration out the Field out Grup is pretty good such as it is Jno Collins is still chief Cook with John Hanan and Jno Curry as Assistants I worked all day in the Comisary but drive into the City at Night everything is quiet at Taps

Much fighting was done all night near old Camp Dewey and many houses were burned down. On out line everything was quiet all night and day except some of the sharpshooters are trying their best to pick off our men off. We all sent mail today on the Arizona which left at 11 a.m. for San Francisco. I sent three parcels, three letter, some pictures in a piece of bamboo and Albert a cap. Towards evening, the South Dakota and Pennsylvania Regiments are engaged by no one was hit somehow. The Filipinos are not making many attempts to break through the Pennsylvania lines but are attacking other regiments in preference. This was ration day and we took out ten days’ rations. Out in the field our group is pretty good seeing as how John Collins is still chief cook with John Hannan and John Curry as assistants. I worked all day in the commissary but drove into the city at night. Everything is quiet at Taps.

Sunday, October 2nd, 1898

This is a beautifull day good many of the Boys attend Catholic cervice in the Morning in the Evening Chaplain Hunter holds services at the Opera House wich was well attended we all enjoyed it and the sacred Concert given by the Colerado Band up until now we hear nothing of the disposition of the Philipino Island Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Spark and Cuite are on the Sick Book

This is a beautiful day. A good many of the boys attended Catholic services in the morning. In the evening Chaplain Hunter held services at the Opera House which was well attended. We all enjoyed it and the sacred concert given by the Colorado Band. Up until now we have heard nothing of the disposition of the Philippine Islands. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, and [Gilbert] Cuite are on the sick book.

Saturday, October 1st, 1898

the Weather is hot to day at 10 o clock the Thermometer reaches the 109 F Mark in the Shade we have another change in Guard duty the first Bat will probably get its share of Outpost and Guard duty now up until this time we have done more guard duty than any other Bat in the City but get no Credit for it should have had this change long ago we all recieve a Mosquito net to day wich are needed badly Christopher Baird Hanan Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Jno and Sparks are on the Sick List

The weather is hot today. At 10 o’clock the thermometer reaches the 109 F mark in the shade. We have another change in guard duty. The First Battalion will probably get its share of outpost and guard duty now. Up until this time we have done more guard duty than any other battalion in the city but get no credit for it. We should have had this change long ago. We all receive mosquito netting today which we needed badly. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Max] Hannan, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, John Curry and Ray Sparks are on the sick list.

Friday, September 30th, 1898

We had another nice Rain during the Night Co C was relieved at 7 o Clock from Guard duty Martin & DeBolt report having had a good time wich the say could not be exelled in Pittsburgh the consider the Natives much more intelligent than we first considered and think the are able to take of them self we had Dressparade in the Evening and Review in Front of the Brigade Hospital during this it raigned heavy and we all got a good socken befor we got back to our Quarter we all dress in white Ducks and Helmet we had a good Soupper on our Return Beans and fresh Beef Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Sparks and Curry Jno are on the sick List

We had another rain during the night. Company C was relieved at 7 o’clock from guard duty. [William] Martin and [Carl] De Bolt report that they had a good time which they said could not be excelled in Pittsburgh. They considered the natives to be much more intelligent than we first considered and think they are able to take [care] of themselves. We had dress parade in the evening and review in front of the brigade hospital. During this it rained heavily and we all got a good soaking before we got back to our quarters. We all dressed in white ducks and helmet. We had a good supper upon our return, beans and fresh beef. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, Ray Sparks and John Curry are on the sick list.

Thursday, September 29th, 1898

a splendid rain during the Night Co C is on Guard at the prison the Insurgent are having a big day about 30 Miles north of this City (on the Railroad) it is estimared that about 25000 to 30000 Philipinos attented Sergt Martin and Debolt got permiss to attend besides a great many Amerikan ar invitet Christopher Baird Kennedy Miller Twist Daugherty Curry Jno and R Sparks are on the Sick List

A splendid rain during the night. Company C is on guard at the prison. The insurgents are having a big day about 30 miles north of this city (on the railroad). It is estimated that about 25,000 to 30,000 Filipinos attended. Sergeant [William] Martin and [Carl] De Bolt got permissions to attend besides a great many Americans are invited. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist, [Homer] Daugherty, John Curry and Ray Sparks are on the sick list.

Monday, September 26th, 1898

This is another fine “hot” day we are doing duty at the prison again, Orders seems to be the only thing issued these days Between the prison (Native) Official at the prison and Marguarettes (Whores) we are Kept in constant annoyance. Christopher Baird Kennedy Curry Jn Sparks Miller G. Twist and Wm Collins are on the Sick List

This is another fine, hot day. We are doing duty again at the prison again. Orders seems to be the only thing issued these days. Between the prison (native) official at the prison and the marguarettes (whores), we are kept in constant annoyance. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, [George W.] Miller, [David] Twist and William Collins are on the sick list.

Sunday, September 25th, 1898

This is a fine but “Hot” day we marched from our Outpost at 7 a.m. and didn’t drill until Evenig it being to hot the Native begin to peddle roasted chicken Soup and Brussil and the Boys buy plenty for besides our Hart Brew Beans Rice and a litle Fresh Meat Every other day there is nothing else chickens sell at 60ct Mexcan Mony (30ct our) Christopher Hanan Baird Jas Kennedy Curry J M. Sparks Conn and Miller G.W.

This is a fine but hot day. We marched from out outpost at 7 a.m. and didn’t drill until evening because it was too hot. The natives begin to peddle roasted chicken soup and brussel (sprouts?) and the boys buy plenty for besides our hart brew beans rices and a little fresh meat every other day there is nothing else. Chickens sell for 60 cents Mexican money (30 cents U.S.). [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, [George] Conn and [George W.] Miller are on the sick list.

Saturday, September 24th, 1898

this Morning it is nice and clear but in the afternon we had heavy Showers Co C went out on Outpost to relieve Co B. of the first Bat. This duty has become a pleasure to the Boys as the have nothing to doe for there are only 2 Post and the spent the time lounging around and listening to the “tick” of the Telegraph Instrument after dark the Native could be seen prouling around in the Rice field with Search light looking for something Christopher Hanon Baird Kennedy Curry J M Sparks Conn + Miller G.W. are on the Sick List

This morning it is nice and clear but in the afternoon we had heavy showers. Company C went out on outpost to relieve Company B of the First Battalion. This duty has become a pleasure to the boys as they have nothing to do for there are only two posts and they spend time lounging around and listening to the tick of the telegraph instrument. After dark, the natives could be seen prowling around in the rice field with searchlights looking for something. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks, [George] Conn and [George W.] Miller are on the sick list.

Friday, September 23rd, 1898

This is another beautifull morning after a nice rain last Night No one could apricate the rising and setting of the Sun here only by seeing it The Colars are verry brilliant. Underwood and Brown got into a fight over a Game of Cards both showed up befor the Colonel the next Morning Underwood being fined $200 Christopher Hanan Baird James Kennedy Curry Jno Sparks + Conn are on the Sick List

This is another beautiful morning after a nice rain last night. No one can appreciate the rising and the setting of the sun here except by seeing it. The colors are very brilliant. [Leroy] Underwood and Brown got into a fight over a game of cards. Both showed up before the Colonel the next morning and Underwood was fined $2.00. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry, [Ray] Sparks and [George] Conn are on the sick list.