American fury in the Philippines. II / Caloocan

The line had advanced but a short distance when the enemy opened fire
on us from the nipa huts and from the trees. We returned the fire when
we could locate the enemy, but with very slight effect. As the line
advanced it became necessary to burn the native shacks to dislodge
the insurgents. This we did as we advanced, and in a very short time
the main body of insurgents was located in a stone inclosure and
behind breastworks of stone across the streets in front of my company.
A heavy fire was opened up by both sides, with telling effect on the
enemy. The insurgents behind the breastworks retreated to the stone
inclosure and continued the fighting until a flank attack by the right
of my company forced them to surrender. We killed thirty natives,
wounded nine, and took about twenty prisoners, all without a man of my
command killed or wounded. The fighting of the day, so far as my
company was concerned, ended here. I was ordered to deploy my men on
the left of the main road to Caloocan, but after advancing about one
fourth mile found the country impassable on account of water, and had
to return to the main road, which we followed until we reached the
stone bridge, beyond the car shops. Here we deployed on the right of
the Minnesotas, and, with Captain Davis's company on my right, we
continued on to Caloocan, burning all the native huts on the way.

J. M. POORMAN, Commanding Company M, Second Oregon, U. S. V.