Saturday, May 17, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Americans Occupy San Isidro

MAY 17, 1899

Col. Owen Summers with a force consisting of a 3-gun section of the Utah Light Artillery Battery, soldiers of the 4th Cavalry and Infantry Regiments of the 22nd, 1st North Dakota, and the 2nd Oregon and Young’s Scouts upon orders of Gen. Lawton marched to capture San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, the headquarters of Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo. As the Americans approached the town, 2,000 Filipino revolutionaries opened fire but withdrew. The town was easily occupied by the U.S. forces with 15 Filipinos killed and 3 wounded while only 3 Americans were wounded

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