Saturday, February 11th, 1899

Caloocan, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. One week ago tonight the Filipinos attacked Manila or rather the American outposts & what a week it has been! A week of constant conflict --day and night. Thousands of Filipinos (over 3,000) have been killed. Others wounded. And hundreds of..

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Friday, February 10th, 1899

Manila, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. It is late in the afternoon. The Utah Light Artillery guards have half closed the double doors of their commissary warehouse; a very unusual proceeding. The Spanish men --2 of them-- on the lower floor of No. 2 Call Santa Elena..

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February 10, 1899

Last night we were called out and later slept in our clothes all night. Late this afternoon the battle of Malabon took place. The coloured troops lay in their trenches until the 23rd US Infantry went up and clubbed them into action. Five men were killed and twenty wounded. Captain Wallace of the Montanas was..

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Feb. 9, 1899

This morning our company rec'd orders to go to the water works. We left the "Asilo de Huer-fanos" [Asilo de Huerfanos] Orphans Home, an old brick building which had been used by the Filipinos for barracks, about 8 o'clock and reached the Pumping Station about one. Co. L our friends had a dinner ready for..

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Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 1899

Caloocan Battlefield -- Entry made in the ex-Spanish fort or stone blockhouse* (*Note. Blockhouse No. 2 at La Loma) --  Feb. 8th, 6.20 p.m. A day of exciting events. Got up as usual starting with Bible reading and prayers. Cooked breakfast, then straightened up my rooms with a view to leaving for a few days..

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February 5th, 1899

It was a terrible day. From 6 in the morning the fighting began by sea and land. In the afternoon our forces were unable to continue the defense at Caloocan, where the grenades and incendiary bombs fell. Two fell directly on the church tower and confusion ensued. The forces retreated toward Tinajeros and Polo. Left..

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Monday, Feb. 6th, 1899

Manila & Caloocan, Luzon Island --Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. The sun is rising beautifully over the city of Manila as I write (about 7.15 a.m.) and the birds are singing sweetly as though grim war had not left its mark in this section. This morning about 3.50 o'clock..

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