April 5–May 31, 1899

Reached N.Y. 10 a.m. April 5th — left at noon on Black Diamond for Mauch Chunk. Went to N.Y. on 7th, returning home on 9th. To Phila on Monday 11th [Error — Monday was the 10th, and he left my house Tuesday the 11th, my son Cornelius’ 6th birthday] remaining over night with Ethan. Left at 10.45 Tuesday-morning for Chicago. …

April 28, 1899

Col. Mas Arguell [Manuel Arguelles]  & Lieut Col. Jown [Florentino Torres] [and] [an] Adj.  [of] Gen. Luna [Ambrosio Flores] yesterday [went] through McArthur’s lines to proper terms of peace asking for cessation of hostilities. After interview with Otis they were turned over to Press [Provost] Marshall. This is probably ending of the insurrection. Calumpit fell & our troops are still …

March 26-99

Late on March 1st we worked on entrenchments and I recv’d a sunstroke & in 15 mins was talking like a “halibut.” Was taken to the rear to field hosp. in StAna. Fever 105°. Taken to 1st Res. Hosp. in Manila on the 6th, put in ward 10. Was sent to Corregidor Is. on the 16th. to ward 10. Meanwhile …

March 25, 1899

Big battle occurred today. Worst of war. Gen. Wheaton’s brig. [brigade] on left of line comprising Oregon & three other reg. [regiments] made a demonstration before Malabon while Gen. McArthur moved whole division around and by Malabon so at present both wings of our army rest by Wabu surrounding Malabon in crescent formation. Otis telegraphed home he expected to capture …

March 1-99

On guard from 4 to 6 a.m. Cool –could not move on acct. of s[harp].s[hooters]. Gen. Wheaton came along early and at 9.15 came the order “prepare to attack.” The 6th Art. in the church yard on the rt. opened up with a terrible fire, point being 800 yds in our front, giving a cross fire on them. Gunboat on …

Tuesday 2-28-99

Last night the usual amount of firing –only it was close, oh so close. Went in St Ana in a.m. –Picked out some clothes & slippers for Tops. Took out my Mauser. About 8000 ins. in our front. Gen. King is sick and has been relieved by Wheaton, a regular fire eater. 0