Aug 2nd Wednesday 1899

Mosquitos were so bothersome last night, and I slept but little so went to bed on the floor early –at midnight the outposts were fired upon, but a Spaniard who had escaped and came to our lines yesterday, had told us of a night attack, so we were on our guard, and the 21st opened volleys. We fell in and …

July 26th Wednesday 1899

Left Taguig on casco with sealed orders at 10 a.m. Co’s D, H and A. I and F left garrison on sick. Joined other cascoes with gunboat Oeste. Course S. Joined fleet of seven cascoes. G b’ts. Laguna de Bay, Napidon [Napidan] and the Gov. Gen. Otis launch off S end of island. Turned and started W toward large city. …

July 24 – Monday 1899

Took canoe to Pateros, across the fields, thro’ the bamboos –with orders. Made two trips. Orders for 5 days rations, and we go on cascoes to “Somewhere” –1000 men strong from 1st Division– Gen. Hall –290 rounds per man. I think it is Biñan. 0