Monday, Oct. 23d, 1899

[2d. Battle of Lecheria Hill or Calamba.]

Left here with Company at 3.45 fording San Juan. Crossed bridge 4.30 a.m. Struck & surprised enemy little after five. Hot skirmish for hour and a half. Corp’l Elliott only man wounded in my Company. Had my hat shot off and bunch of hair taken out by Mauser. Returned to town 10 .a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15th, 1899

The Napidan hailed today near Santa Rosa by two Spanish Filipino officers who desired to know why troops had not been sent to receive surrender, upon being set on shore again they returned to S.R. but came running back in short time stating that all their brother officers, seven in number and all Spaniards had just been murdered by their troops for the attempted surrender of which they were now aware. No comment on the action or lack of action of our C.O. is necessary here.