Dec. 17th, 1899

Since we got back from Santa Ana things have gone about as usual. We drew clothes Friday. Yesterday and last night I was on guard. We got mail yesterday; I got six letters, two Tribunes, a San Francisco Sunday Examiner, The Workman and Xmas packages from home and from Luther Frye.

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Dec. 13, 1899

Monday I was on outpost guard all day. Monday night parts of K & I companies went out & were out all night. They gathered up 83 men, 2 shot guns and a lot of bolos but most of the men were turned loose again. Yesterday I laid around this town (Santa Anna [Ana]) all..

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Dec. 10th, 1899

Yesterday orders were posted for us to march to Santa Anna [Ana] this morning. We laid around quarters all day. Several Spanish prisoners came in from the insurgent lines. This morning we got up at four, started about 5 and got to Santa Anna [Ana] at about 9.30 oclock. We passed 30 or more Spaniards..

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Dec. 7th, 1899

We started on again early this morning. At Porac there were 30 or 50 niggers: We spread out our little skirmish line of 7 Krags & 2 pistols & went through the town but the niggers took to the bush as quick as we came in sight. The Col. had told us to make every..

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Dec. 6th, 1899

We started back to San Fernando (The Cpt & his Macabebe, McCalister [McCallister], The Taylors, M's Barber & Myself). We got to Montinario Dalilupilan Dinalupihan in time for dinner (had ducks for dinner), rested the mules a while & then went on. Another wagon with two guards & 4 sick men joined us for the..

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Dec. 5th 1899

We left Floridablanca soon after daylight yesterday A.M. All the troops but M 32nd went at 11 last the night before. M is guarding the bull trains and our wagons went with them. During the forenoon the fellows stole Carabaos and ponies all the time & in the afternoon stole chickens and ducks. We pulled..

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Dec. 3rd 1899

We left San Fernando at 6 A.M. in a Gov't wagon with the biggest fool driving that ever drove a government mule: came through Bacalos [Bacoor] Beata & Gwagwa[Guagua] (passed near Santa Rita and Lubao) to Florida Blanca getting here about 3 P.M. Around Lubao is the best country I've seen. I saw natives harvesting..

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