April 12, 1899

Everything quiet both on lines and in town. Santa Cruz was captured by Lawton with no trouble & Santa Maria by Oregon & Minn. Ornegas* [Our niggers]  have caused so much trouble & murdered so many of our boys that they recognize them no longer but shoot on sight all natives. Natives will not or..

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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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March 27, 1899

Oregon boys rested yesterday but fighting continued on right of line. We lost about 14 men killed & 70 wounded and advanced our lines to within a few miles of Malalos [Malolos] [chief city in Bulacan] which is expected to fall today but a heavy resistance is expected. Beat Jim Watson 3 games chess evening..

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