June 30, 1898

Reveille at 6 a.m. The weather was still stormy. Dan Nichols fell down the hold and strained his back. ‘Charleston’ and ‘Baltimore’ chased a steamer but found it was OK when it showed its colours. We passed the lighthouse at 2.30 p.m. and saw three Japanese cruisers in a cove off the lighthouse. The weather..

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June 21, 1898

Reveille at 5 am. Breakfast, exercise and school. The weather was squzilly. The Spanish Governor came aboard ‘Charleston’ at 9 am. Fourteen small boats full of Oregon boys had been about to land when the Governor put in his appearance and surrendered. At 1.45 p.m. the American flag was hoisted on the fort and an..

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May 25, 1898

Sailed for Manila at 5 p.m. There was great excitement and hundreds of steamers followed us up to the Heads. The cruiser ‘Charleston’ with the ‘Sydney’ accompanied us. Sighted the S.S. ‘China’ at 6 p.m. Weather squally, strong sea running. Company ‘E’ reported a man overboard. Nothing strange happened on the run to Honolulu.

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