March 4, 1899

The Insurgent is a very poor appearing soldier –They go about the very narrow and dirty streets at will with their arms. Saw Mauser and Remington Rifles and large knives of any design probably waiting to be called for duty. No system seems to be established among them. The men are small but generously well built and muscular and the …

August 18, 1898

The greatest obstacle to overcome was in getting over the ground and ahead, the way leading over wire fences and rice and cane fields which in places was nearly impassable, the ground being covered with water to the depth of a foot or more and as much more mud underneath. A continual fire of small arms was kept up by …