Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 8

Elihu Root Collection of United States Documents Relating to the Philippine Islands Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...obedience to instructions from the commanding general Visayan district, I arrived in Cebu on the transport ImVoiin on September is. lsntl. ()n this ship were noncommissioned staff and band and the Third Battalion (Companies II, I, K. and M), Nineteenth Infantry, ordered to take station on the island, and headquarters and five companies of the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, en route to Manila from Iloilo. There was also on hoard the El Conn, in the harbor, three companies of the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, which were to lake the place of tin-Nineteenth Infantry on the Inilionn. The morning of the 18th I spent with my adjutant and quartermaster in searching for quarters for my companies. Having determined as far as pi act ical le, by inquiry of those on the ground, the condition of affairs on the island, 1 arranged to visit on the following morning the troops hi the field. 1 was accompanied on this trip by Col. Gracey Childers, First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry; Lieut. Col. Thomas li. Hamer, Thirty-seventh U. S. V. Infantry; Capt. William P. Evans, Nineteenth Infantry, commanding Third Battalion, .Nineteenth Infantry; my adjutant, and First Lieut. George D. Moore, Nineteenth Infantry. 1 found the position to be as follows: On the hills of Bocaue the insurgents occupied a number of detached forts and intrenchments, covering thoroughly all approaches; from A to O (see accompanying sketch the enemy's front was about 4 miles, along the crest and slope of very steep The position A, about L',000 yards from the nearest fortification of the enemy, was occupied by Captain Pendleton, Twenty-third Infantry, with detachments of the Sixth and Twenty-third Infantry and First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, with one gun and detachment Sixth Artillery....
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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560523
  • 9781236560520