Annual Reports of the Secretary of War, Volume 1, Part 5

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Page 5 - Unexampled patience was exercised throughout the department in the treatment of these savages habitually violating all the laws of war as known to civilized nations, and the humanity of the troops engaged in bringing order out of a chaos of robbery, rapine, and murder has no parallel in the history of dealing with Asiatics. The first district, comprising the provinces of Ilocos Norte, llocos Sur, Union, Abra, Lepanto, Benfjuet, and Bontoc, remained under the command of Brig.
Page 7 - ... to build and maintain the 2,672 miles of telegraph and telephone lines within the department, accomplishing its duties successfully in the face of the persistent endeavor of the enemy to destroy the lines wherever not guarded by the immediate presence of our troops. More than 400 miles of road have been constructed during the year, and bridges and culverts built upon all lines of communication within the department. For the termination of the insurrection in this department credit is due to the...
Page 6 - Lacuna having surrendered with all his officers and men today, I report that all insurrectionary leaders in this department have been captured or have surrendered. This is the termination of the state of war in this department so far as armed resistance to the authority of the United States is concerned.
Page 34 - US general, vexed by the difficulty of separating enemy soldiers from the native population as the war dragged on, wrote in 1901 that "the problem here is more difficult on account of the inbred treachery of these people, their great number, and the impossibility of recognizing the actively bad from the only passively so" — words very similar to those used to justify the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in 1942.
Page 28 - Binangonan, provmce of Infanta, resulting in the surrender of the so-called insurgent governor of the province, with 10 officers, 180 men, 180 small arms, 17 cannon, and much ammunition. Lieutenant Hagedorn, commanding detachment of Sixteenth Infantry, attacked a band of outlaws 10 miles...
Page 15 - ... insurgents; enemy were repulsed, having several wounded. No casualties. 20th. — Lieutenant Cochran, commanding mounted detachment Sixteenth Infantry, was fired on from cliffs each side of Carreterretegan River. Enemy was dispersed. Lieutenant Hagedorn slightly injured by gravel thrown up by ricochetted bullet San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, fired into by a small band of insurgents. Garrison promptly pursued, but parties found nothing. No casualties. Sergeant Smith, with a detachment of 20 men of the...
Page 6 - Brig. Gen. FD Grant until his return to the United States, when, by order of the division commander on April 10, the district was consolidated with the fourth district. The sixth district, provinces of Morong and Infanta and the islands eastward of Infanta (excepting the Calaguas group), and all that part of the province of Manila north of the Pasig River, remained under the command of Col.
Page 18 - Our casualty, 1 private wounded. General Funston, commanding detachment Twenty-second Infantry and scouts, from Gapan, Cabiao, Jaen, and San Isidro, attempted to capture Natividad. Information being faulty, he escaped, but Lieutenant Hannay, Twenty-second Infantry, captured his orderly, with rifle, as well as Natividad's personal effects and some correspondence from Alejandrino and Lacuna. Lieutenant Sheldon, Twenty-second Infantry, killed 5 insurgents, captured 6, and 1 rifle.
Page 213 - August 16, wire cut 3 miles south of Badoc; 300 yards of wire gone, 1 pole chopped down, and 4 insulators gone. August 29, wire cut in the morning 3 miles north of Cabugao; 200 yards of wire taken; cut again in the afternoon, 5 poles down, wire removed, 3 insulators gone. Lieutenant Yurgensen reports wire broken 11J miles south of Botolan, province of Zambales, caused by high water. Lieutenant Grabo and detachment of 5 men left Manila August 10 to accompany General Funston's expedition. Lieutenant...
Page 306 - I cannot speak too highly of the conduct of the officers and men of my command; all behaved like heroes.

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