Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 1898

Manila, Luzon Island –Entry made in parlor of No. 2 Calle Santa Elena, Tondo. Much rush. Prayer & bible reading to start the day as usual. Cooked breakfast & washed dishes. Private Hines of the Montana’s called while I was at breakfast. Sent him to the Kansas troops on his wheel to inquire of Sergeant..

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11 A.M. Monday, May 2d, 1898

We were on guard all night. From the flag-ship this morning we have these details of yesterday's fight: on the Olympia a six-pound shell cut the rigging four feet over the admiral's head, and as Flag Lieutenant Brumby and Ensign Scott were raising signal-flags the halyards were shot away. The Petrel brings a string of..

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Domingo 1 de Mayo 1898

Hoy nuestra escuadra ha sido incendiada por la escuadra americana (.,.)La componen los barcos ''Boston'' y "Baltimore'' cruceros protegidos de 1o clase. "Ralleig'' y "Olimpia'' cruceros protegidos de 2" clase; cañoneros protegidos "Concord" y "Petrel", aviso "Mac-Culloch" y transporte "Zafiro" y "Naushau" (...) si el Corazón Divino se dignase conceder la victoria á las armas españolas...

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April 27, 1898

This was a bleak, unfriendly kind of day. A heavy mist settled over the water, and there was a suggestion of fall in the air. Our crew was anxious to get underway, and the officers were chafing under the tedious waiting. Every passing day gives the Spanish more time to prepare for our attack on..

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