7-9 Sunday, 1899

Hardest rain I ever saw. All day. River rose rapidly & flowed up to Laguna. Carried away several fish traps, & our bridge. Rio roaring past now with a rush & all sorts of houses, canoes, traps & debris flowing out into the great fresh H²O lake. Ferry out at Pasig --Sunday & lonesome.

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June 28th-99

Rained all last night & today, a perfect flood. Niggers are all starving and stand around while we eat, looking hungry, as if to say, "Why, if you eat all that, where will I come in?"... then fight for scraps. River is very high & the high tides have baked up the China Sea until..

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June 26th-99

At 10.30 a.m. Co's D & H started out along the lake and marched until we struck an ins. outpost. I was thrown forward with 1st squad and we soon had them on the run along the lake road to Muntinlupe [Muntinlupa]. When I reported back to the Maj. the 4th Cav of Troop I..

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Tuesday, April 11th ‘99

Manila, Luzon Island – Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo Dry weather; a God-send it is too to our troops. The Filipinos are keeping them busy – little “scraps” and skirmishes. The train had trouble. The Filipinos slipped in to the rail road at Guiguinto between Manila and Malolos and..

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April 11, 1899

Everything quiet. Expect Jim to go to Corrigedor [Corregidor]. He seems some worse. Oregon & Minn. outposts have all attacked last night. Oregon lost 3 men killed two wounded. The outpost was of five men they were surrounded and could not be reached by company because that was also surrounded. For a while it looked..

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