Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 15

Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of about 200 armed men returned to the vicinity of Paniman, after we had driven him out of there on February 3, and that he was located somewhere near his previous camp; also that his line of communication with Maragondon was protected by a military post at a barrio of Ternate located on the top of the mountain ridge southwest of Ternate, and called Bayabas. This post was commanded by Capt. Gregorio Hoxson, one of the most daring and cruel of the insurgent chiefs in the province of Cavite. The commander of the gunboat Basco placed his vessel at my disposal, and on the evening of February 13 I placed on board the gunboat and a casco prepared for the purpose a detachment comprising Capts. D. Connor, R. J. Reaney, and C. F. Wonson, Lieutenants Herringshaw and Clendenin, and details from the regimental scouts and Companies B, E, and K, aggregate 92 enlisted men, and was accompanied also by Major Surgeon Cogswell, of the Forty-sixth Infantry, and by Lieut. Stuart Heintzelman, of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry, two Spanish interpreters, and three native guides. The plan was to land with 50 men in the Palapican Cove, 3 miles southwest of Ternate, and endeavor to surprise the barrio of Bayabas, the gunboat meanwhile landing Captain Reaney with 2 officers and 40 men in Paniman Cove, to scout that valley in the hope of finding Trias's camp. The expedition left anchorage off Naic at 9 p. m., and the plan for the landing was carried out, though with some little difficulty. The sea was running quite high, so that the surf was breaking in the coves. Upon landing at Palapican at 11 p. m., we found four houses near the beach. As it was well undersood that all men living in this locality were insurgents, we carefully surrounded these houses and inspected their...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236924452
  • 9781236924452