June 3rd-99

Three Co's of Neb. came to Taguig about midnight. Scouts and outpost No. 1 had quite a heavy scrap about morning. And early Co's D, I and a batter D, 6th U.S. Art. were on the march, arriving at Pasig at noon. I ate with Co. B. We were all more or less disappointed as..

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June 2nd-99

Wake at 4 a.m. and sat out on the balcony. Heard the fillips bugles sound reveille. Very pretty as their trumpeters are splendid musicians, and the notes rose and fell, and "trembled away into silence." Doctor Daniels out and set my teeth to aching. We got orders to prepare for action at 5 p.m. and..

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May 31st-99

Outpost fired upon last night and kept us awake all night --and now are firing once in a while if a man shows himself at west porches. The 3.2 in. gun opened at 4 p.m. with percussion shrapnel at trenches at church --at several large "bunches o' black" on the ridge at 2700 yds. Played..

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May 29th-99

Quite a good deal of firing last night. They are closer than ever. We will have to have a "killin'" soon. Some shooting today. And we went out in skirmish line. Some Newspaper man took pictures of our lines and trenches and church. On No. 4 outpost down the road to Taytay. Wrote to Topsy.

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May 28th-99

Sunday. Helped sing for the chaplain. A party out to "see" where the niggers were and jumped them ¼ mi. along shore. Fired a few volleys. Splendid dinner --cake, oysters, bread, pineapples and cheese. Two letters from home, very hot today. Wonder what Topsy is doing today --for it is Sat. The "bolo" attack the Spaniard..

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May 27th-99

Niggers closer than ever and took shots at our sentries. They are aggressive and we will have to kill them off before many days. New trenches before the road --at the open on left. Sent two shrapnel at "tree" at a big bunch, good shot, "set em a'goin." Inspection of arms and shoes today and..

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May 26th-99

On fatigue at 8.30 with old guard. The old gun was "shootin em up" all day, and lots of them in sight. We had lots of good shooting, when the percussion shrapnel drove them out of their trenches & we got two mounted officers. In spite of our shooting they are playing closer every day..

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