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Philippine-American War]: [United States Navy]
BRIEF BUT EVOCATIVE MANUSCRIPT DIARY KEPT BY AN UNKNOWN AMERICAN ARMY OFFICER OF THE 20th KANSAS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY SERVING IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN DURING HIS SERVICE]
[Onboard ship and in Cagayan de Misamis [present-day City of Cagayan de Oro], Mindanao, Philippines, 1900. [13]pp. of manuscript, written on rectos only (about 2250 words), plus an albumen photograph, 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Contemporary limp leather notebook. Spine perished, covers chipped and holding by binding cords. Internally clean. Photograph somewhat faded. Good condition. A detailed and well-written manuscript diary kept by an American army officer in the Philippines for a few weeks during the early moments of the Philippine-American War, providing a critical firsthand account of the build-up to the Battle of Cagayan de Misamis. The most striking aspect of the diary is the small, hand-drawn map of the wharf at Cagayan in the entry for March 28, which relates the strategic positions of enemy insurgents in the aforementioned battle. Another important artifact present here is an albumen photograph of soldiers posing outside a structure; the caption on the verso reads: "20th Kas Block House No. 1." The 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry served bravely in the Spanish-American War, and shortly thereafter was assigned to the Philippines both to fight the early insurgencies and act as an occupying force after the defeat of the Filipino insurgency. The text records details on the deployment of named military personnel and naval vessels to the Philippines in March and early April, 1900. The diarist and his fleet leave on March 25 for Manila, dropping anchor the next day at the "beautiful little land-locked harbor off the south west of the island of Leyte," with its "population of 3 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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