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Day
26
Month
August
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
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San Francisco, Aug. 19.- A special to The Examiner from Manila Aug. 14 gives the fcilowing ñames of Americana killed during the fighting which preceded occupation of the city: John Dunsmore, lst California; Kdward O'Neil, lst California; Archie PatterBon, 13th Minnesota; Augustus Tholen, 23d regulars; William Lewis, Nebraska regiment; Robert McCann, 14th regulars; Samuel Howell, 14th regulars. Among the seriously wounded are: Captain O. Seebach; Captain T. Bjornstad of the 13th Minnesota. The following are also dead: Captain Richter of the lst California, wounded in first attack on Manila, died Aug. 4; Charles Winneld of the Sd regulars, died Aug. 2; George Perkins of California, died Aug. 7 of pneumonía; William,. Robinson of the hospital corps, died of typhoid. Washington, Aug. 19.- The war department has received the foilowiiig from General Merritt, dated Manila, Aug. 13: "On Tth inst. Admiral Dewey joined me in forty-eight hour notiftcation to Spanish eommander to remove noncombatants from city. Same date reply received expressing thanks for humane sentiments and stating Spanish without places of refuge for non-combatants now wuh.n walled town. On 9th inst. sent j.j...t note inviting attention to suffen. in store for sick and non-combatf nts in case it became our duty to reduce the defenses, also setting forth hopeless condition of Spanish torces surrounded on all sides, fleet in front, no prospect of reinforcements, and demanded surrender as due to every consideration of humanlty. "Same date received reply admitting their consideration, but stating council of defense declares request for surrender cannot be granted, but offered to consult government if time was granted necessary for communication via Hong Kong. Joint note in reply declining. On the 13th joined with navy in attack with following result: After about half an hour's accurate shelling ef Spanish lines, MacArthur's brigade, on right, and Oreene's on left, under Anderson, made vigorous attack and carried Spanish works. Loss not accurately known, about flfty in all. Behavior of troops excellent, co-operatlon of the navy most valuable. Troops advanced rapidly on walled city, upon which white flag shown and town capitulated. Troops occupy Malate, Binondo, walled city, San Miguel. All important centers protected. Insurgents kept out. No disorder or pillase.

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Ann Arbor Argus
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