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THE EVENING BULLETIN: HONOLULU, H. 1., JUNE 24, 1899.
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MADT FOR DELIYERYON OR BEFORE JUNE 30
An Elaborate History of the Philippine
I On To Manila 1
By Bl&4$ T
of the Examiner-Journal,
Douglas White, War Correspondent.
Author or " Ou to Manila."
Who tells of the achievements secured by our American Arms in the
Orient, from the time when Admiral Dewey made his historic entrance
into Manila Bay to the present.
The worlc consists of fifty-sixty octavo pages with eighty-four
superb illustrations from photographs and a series of pen sketches by
Pierre N. Boeringer, the War Artist who accompanied America's Ex
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Portraits of California's Commanders and California's Officers,
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An immense Panoramic View of the City of Manila, reproduced
Illustrations produced from photographs showing the American
troops in the field, in camp, in barracks, and in action against the
Spaniards and the Filipinos.
A detailed story of the two campaigns written by an author who,
having been detailed as a special War Correspondent to accompany
Admiral Dewey's Fleet and the Eighth Army Corps, is specially fitted
to describe the stirring events which befell our "Boys in Blue" in those
far-away Islands of the Orient.
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The Departure of the 1'lrat Fleet of Transports.
Krproduccd from an Uluitraliou lu "Vu tu Manila."
Hlii 11 ! J ,,m I il ' ! ! '1 I 1 Jim"
I'las T.Ieutentnnt Jlruinby of Admiral Dewey' Stan" anil bis l'las-ltalslni;
l'arty on the Battlements of Old Manila.
Ke-Jranu from an iltuttratlou In "On to Manila."
The First American Flair liaised Over Manila.
Reduced from in Illustration lu "On to Mautla,"
UNDER A WAR BALLOON.
Wood's Cavalry Brigade In Its
Plunge Over "Hell's Crossing."
SALUTED THE SPANISH SHELLS.
The Sim of n Veteran AVInnlnir, II In
Smm .Brne, I.oil lir n H'J' Tcnr
Dnnn llnrliril Vt'lro fences StronK
l.lnc of llnlUr Old Soldiers nt the
Copyright, IMS, by tha Author.
was led ou tho
march from Kl
IPoso down to tho
5 bloody crossing
on July 1 by tlio
sWIicu tho lino
Jwns formed for
tho charge, tlio
'r o u g h riders
J front tlio front,
a fact tliat wns
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TiSAr'o. onto ot thu ofll-
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Thuy held tlmt it
7i-. iXja slrxJX
lTtV'! ccm p tho
SI t tho l.r
Italsliic "Old Olory" at I'ort Santa Crur, taclrone Islands.
KcpioJuced Irom au Illustration In " Ou to Jlaulla."
was dono simply to Rivo its K'iidcr tho
post of honor. Gencuil btitnuor Kiid
that ditch whs not tho ni!-o, but that it
was tho turn of tho rough rldcra to hu
at tho front that day.
Homo tinio after Sumner brigade,
under Colonel Carroll, including tho
Third, Sixth and Ninth (colored), fol
lowed by the lougli rltlcre, as tho ad
vance of Wood's brigade, had noised
ou beyond Gi lines' position at Kl P090,
tho two remaining regiment of Wood,
tho First United States mid Tenth (col
ored), started forward. By tlio 1 1 1110
thefio two regiments reached (ho danger
point in tho road tlio Spanish 11 ro had
fiomowhat abates!. In fnct, but for tho
balloon tlio col mini would liavo escaped
casualties until it reached tho San Juan
fords. Tlio balloon moved ju-t uhoad
of tho Tenth cavalry, which was llrst
in tho column. It was high enough to
draw lire, and 0110 of thu odleern eaid nt
Camp Wikoir, "What tho balloon didn't
get hit us. " Tho tiring nt tho balloon
alhO enured homo casualties from slirap-
uel and bullets lu tho ranks of thu First
Finally tlio balloon wns pulled down,
tho observers got out, mid it was tiod to
u trov, wheru it floated abovo treo tops
nud still drew flro until tho Spaniards
destroyed it. Ono of Kent's infantry
regiments had iislnilliirexperlenco with
tho balloon, tor it was pat-slug down rt
trail to tho left of it load whoro tho
cavalry was maiching and just nbrcatt
At Hell's Crossing the Tenth cavalry
lost half a ducu men. As tho (-hells nt
that poiilt passed overhead with their
peculiarly startling shriek, tho negroes
straightened up nt attention and saluted
them. Thu two regiments lay half or
three-quarters of nil iiour in tho river
bed, which was dry nt tho time, oxcopt
at thu deepest p.ut, whtro tlio river cur
rent runs. In order tu escapo tho llro
they then moved out, changing direc
tion twice and passing in front of Car
roll's brigade to cover under n high
baulc, mid lay thero another half hour.
From tliis point, looking through tlio
trees iu fiont, us described iu tho story
of Carroll's cavalry brigade, tho Span
ish position could be seen. It was well
Ieuowii to tho cilllccrs what was expect
ed of thu line, and (hiding iu front of
thuni u barbed ulro lencoof tix strands,
all hands wrut to work to clear away
tlio obstruction. Tho men pulled out tlio
posts nud twisted and broko the wire,
nil tho timu under llro.
A bny limo was devoloped nt this
tinio in the son of thu colonel of tho
Tenth, Theodoro N. Huldwiii, Jr.
Young Baldwin was n civilian, who
went along to see tho fun. Ho was ID
yoars old. Ho had picked up it carbine,
intending to light along with tlio rest
nud was foremost in tearing down I ho
fences. Afterward he charged up the
hill with tho line, nud President Mu
Kinley commissioned him for his gal
lantry. After thu feucu had been lcvil
ed tlio lino of Wood's brigade was
formed, with tho rough riders iu front.
Much had been said about this, that
nud tho other one having initiated thu
charge 011 San Juan hill. It is ovideut
from what has been told of the situa
tion iu Carroll's brigadu that tho Hue
olllcuis and men were nut left to their
own devices nt this crisis. Wood was
tho colonel of tho rough riders (" Wood's
Weary Walkers," ns their regular com
rades called them, imitating thu first
allitcrativo title), uud it is to be sup
posed that he looked to them nud to the
rest of tho brigadu ns woll.
Hu was now to command iu fact,
comparatively new to tho service. Colo
nel Baldwin ot tho Tenth is a regular
nriny wnr veteran; sonic with .Major S.
T. Norvoll. Major TJico Wint of tlio
Tenth Is n war veteran of the Sixth
Pennsylvania cavalry. Colonel O. D.
Violo of thu First bus been iu tho regit
lur aruiy slnco 1801, mid Major A. G.
Forso was nt AVest Point from 1801 to
When the lino was formed, tlio barbed
wire fences cleared uway all of this
somo hours, be it remembered, after tho
Spanish guns Logan their killing work
iu the crowdod road uud nt tho crossing
Colonel Wood nppeurcd on tho lino of
ills brigndo nud gavo the order to ad
vance. Colonel Baldwin of tho Tenth
arranged his two tijundronB one in
front and thu other ns support. Colonel
Vielo of tho First cavalry took his
squadron commanders through tho
iringo 01 treos ana pointed oat a rea
houso on a hill (to tho right of tho
blockhouse), which will bo spoken of
hereafter as San Junn hill or "ICottlo
Hill." Ho tnld to Captain Tuthcrly,
commander of the First squadron,
"Tlmt is your right." Tuthcrly asked,
"When shall I flro?" to which Vielo
answered, "Don't flro on our men; firs
when you sco tho Spnnlards." Tho
First was in tlio third lino of thu brigndo.
Colonel Viclo's raution about flriug
was timely, for thero wcro many ob
stacles to bo passed which would break
the line, uud besides Kent's infantry on
tho left of tho cavalry was already
working toward tho blockhouse. Tho
two columns wcro to converge slightly
before reaching their soparato goals and
might iu (lie excitement of bnttlo mis
tnko each other for tho enemy. Tho
gallant Hawkins, lender of Kent's nd
Vitnco brigade, lmpntiont to dash at San
Juan blockhouse, which ho declared
that ho could tako iu tho flank, passed
up tho road to tho front, whllo tho cav
alry was halted in tho bed of tlio creek.
Said 11 cavalry ofllccr, "Hawkins was
tlio finest roldler there, mid tho cavnlry
know him well." All tho older regular
odiccrs nre known to nil tho other offi
cers nud to tho long servlco privates ns
well, becaueo promotion takes them
from ono regiment to another. Hence,
although Shatter's wns n new army, it
was by no means nu nriny of strangers.
It wns nbout noon when thu lino of
tho cavalry division was actually formed
for attack ou tho ridgo iu its front, tho
ground having been rcconnoitered nud
points for nttack shown to leaders of
regiments mid squadrons. As usual in
sucli cases', tho exact tinio wus not noted
dawn, nud porhaps thu term noon may
bo used to cover tbo time between 13
and 1 o'clock. Au ofllccr of tho First
cavalry said it took thrco hours to pass
down tho road from VA Poso to "Hell's
Crossing, "mid that tho march began nt
8:30. About ! hours seem to linvo
been passed iu thu bed of tlio creek by
somo of tho cavnlry, perhaps by nil.
It should bo remembered that t) is
wns iniddny, nnd n tropical midday nt
that. Tlio soldiers, when inactive, could
barely keep their feet. Tlioy wero iu n
valley without n breath of air. They
wero wet, soniu to tho knees uud somo
to tho waist, from wading iu thu
Etrenuis. For moro than au hour they
had seen thu dead and wounded brought
into tho angle, victims of tho Spanish
marksmen in front of them on tho cre.'t
of tho ridgo. It was tills time, if nt all,
that tho general impulso to chnrga thu
hill swept down the Hue. ItegiiuentH,
battailous and companies had been
formed to attack. Full directions had
been given with tho exception of tho
word "go." It is said that just then a
volunteer field officer, who all tho morn
ing had been rather heard than seen
outsldo of his own regiment, called out
with n theatrical wave of tho hand:
"Tills hill must bo taken I If thero nro
thrco men hero who will go with 1110,
wo will take it I" Already parts of thu
lino wero in motion, nnd shortly thu
entire column surged forward, carrying
the excited volunteer along with it, or
perhaps swallowing him up, for ho was
not seen by tho regulars again uutil
they had planted tholr standards on tlio
Obstructions wero encountered every
few rods. At tlio outset thero wcro two
MKUTi:SAM TIIKOIlOUr: N. llALIIWIV, JIU
Ono of tho Ban Junn heroes.
wire fences nnd hedges', which wcro cut
through and jammed down, tho First
nnd Tenth cuvnhy keeping 11 good lino
across the clearing uud making straight
for tho Hed Houso.
Carroll's brigade, moving to the
right of Woods', found tho hill beyond
tho hedges and fences stiep nud lucky.
Tho men clambered up nud at tho tup
reached lovel ground lu fact, tlio fields
nud yards of a cntmtiy house. Tholr
position was swept by lire from Spanish
lutreiiciuuuits iu fiont. Kn Spaniards
wcro seen by Carroll's men, but they
had been there and could bu seen by tho
men of Coloucl Wood's brigude, rapidly
retreating to tlio right. Tho Tenth cav
alry unfurled its colors, planted its
stairs in tlio glnuud at tho lied House,
which immediately drew it henvy flro
from tho Spanish in San .lua'ufort. Thu
timu is set down by tlio Tenth cavalry
us about noon. In Carroll's brigadu this
Hist hill wus called "Kcttlo Hill" bo
cnusu thero wero some lingo iron cal
drons set up nt tho ciest. Near thesu
kettles tho Hag of thu Third e.twilry
Soon after reaching tho hill, Colonel
Carroll, commanding the brigade, was
shot, Ijiouteuants Thayer nnd Meyer of
tho Third wounded nud Hamilton of
tho Ninth killed. Iu tho ascent ot tho
hill Lieutenants Smith and Ship of tho
Tenth wore killed and Llouteuaut Rob
erts wounded. Judging from tho num
ber of cavalry officers hit on this first
hill, it would seem that tlioso who esti
mated thu casualties suffered nt tho
Continued on Pago 12.