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Americans Capture Fortified Town

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Parent Issue
Day
17
Month
March
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Manila, March 16, 3:55p. m.- The strongly fortified village of Oaitai, northwest of Pasig, was captured today, after a desperate fighfc, by the Twentieth regular infantry. The .Ainericans lost 17 wounded while the rebel loss was heavy. The iusurgents at the outposts and iu the trenches bevond Caloocan fired several volleys last uight upon the Kansas voltmteers aud a part of the Fourth regulars, desiring, it is supposed, to discover if the American line had been thinned by the inovenient of Geu. Wheaton's command. The Americans in the treuches replied warmly to the fire. H. Y. Beeober, Co. A, of the Montana regiment, was killed in the engagement. A battalion oí the Twentith regular infantry routed a small band of Filipinos on the Laguni road and some sharpshooters who were firing from a house over which a Frenoh flag was fiying were dislodged. A guuboat entered the lake and silenced a one-gun batTery in the foothills.