June 28th-99

Rained all last night & today, a perfect flood. Niggers are all starving and stand around while we eat, looking hungry, as if to say, "Why, if you eat all that, where will I come in?"... then fight for scraps. River is very high & the high tides have baked up the China Sea until..

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June 26th-99

At 10.30 a.m. Co's D & H started out along the lake and marched until we struck an ins. outpost. I was thrown forward with 1st squad and we soon had them on the run along the lake road to Muntinlupe [Muntinlupa]. When I reported back to the Maj. the 4th Cav of Troop I..

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June 18th-99

Fighting off fever. Co D sent out reconnoitering in a.m. & in p.m. all three Co's went out to get some niggers located in a.m. Co. I went to Pateros. Co's went along lake, to tree, then home, having failed to get niggers. 12 mi. tramp. Nearing the end of vol. 3 of these "memoirs"..

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June 16th-99

Sick list. Rounded up 175 niggers --and in the evening after telling they must go back and get their guns, they were marched out south to first trenches and let go. But they said that if they went back to the ins. lines, they would be beheaded, and would not go. So our men had..

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June 11th-99

This is the day upon which the treaty says the vol. must all have been discharged --and here we are still upon the firing line. Someone took three shots at Gen. Otis yesterday --and I wish they had killed the old son of a gun. Oh, but he is popular here among the vols. In..

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