April 27th-99

Filips close, so at 9.30 we filed across the creaking bamboo bridge --Co's D, F & H, and in an hour Co's G & L came up from Pateros. Scouts advanced to within 30 yds of old church when fired upon by the flips who were strongly entrenched behind stone walls of the ruined village...

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April 26-99

Gunboat engaged enemie's shore batteries today on the e. close to delta. Rebels fired 5 shots in 7 seconds, so it is either a rapid fire gun, or a battery of more than one gun. This is my 2nd night in raining a little, with a br't moon, rainbow in the west. Was about 97°..

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April 25th-99

On outpost across river in ruins of old house. Close to bamboos. All quiet. Sabia's husband came in at 8 a.m. with presents of chickens & eggs for me. I got him a pass and went with him to his grass hut at Ususan. They fed me on eggs, boiled chicken and rice and fried..

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April 20th-99

Scouts under Serg. Rawson sprung the filips this side of the ruined church in the Village on the shore, the flips pressed them hard so Co D went out "mucho pronto" --and deployed at the edge of the bamboo. The field was perfectly level and clear with the flips in plain view in skirmish line..

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