Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Battle of Quingua

APRIL 23, 1899
The Battle of Quingua was fought during the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) in Quingua, now Plaridel in Bulacan. Gen. Gregorio del Pilar with Col. Pablo Tecson successfully thwarted the advances of the U.S. 4th Cavalry led by Major James Franklin Bell. However, when the 1st Nebraskan Infantry of Col. James M. Stotsenburg arrived to reinforce Bell along with Irving Hale’st 51st Iowa Infantry, 1st South Dakota Infantry and Utah Artillery, the Filipinos retreated. The battle saw Col. Stotsenburg dead with 6 others and wounding 44. Only 13 Filipinos died.

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