America at War: The Philippines, 1898-1913 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - History - 265 pages
0 Reviews

Using previously unpublished diaries, letters, and photographs--plus the writings of war correspondent John T. McCutcheon--Feuer offers a vivid account of America's war in the Philippine Islands during the early part of the 20th century. This story highlights the experiences of the American soldiers, sailors, and marines who participated in the major battles. Not only did they fight a determined enemy, they also battled the weather, the jungle, and the diseases that threatened to take their lives. Their writings, including a section of poems and songs of the era, reveal the thoughts and anxieties of the American fighting man, serving his country nearly 8,000 miles from home.

In 1895 Emilio Aguinaldo became the leader of Katipunan, a revolutionary society that sought complete independence from Spain. A year later, his ragtag band of soldiers defeated a Spanish regiment, a victory that incited the Filipino people to rise up against their oppressors. While the Spanish ultimately paid Aguinaldo to enter voluntary exile, in 1898, after the sinking of the DEGREESIMaine DEGREESR, the United States would promise independence for the islands in exchange for Aguinaldo's return to lead an uprising against Spain. The U.S. State Department would later repudiate this promise, a move that would embroil United States troops in a bloody struggle to subdue the islands. This is their story.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Memoirs of John T McCutcheon
1
2 Three Days to Manila
7
3 The Battle of Manila Bay May 1 1898
12
4 Joseph Montgomerys Story
21
Reports from Cavite
24
Call to Arms and Battle Accounts
28
Reports from the Blockade
35
8 The PhilippinesIslands of Mystery
45
John Brewers Story
117
19 The US Armys Gunboat Navy
121
The Bloodiest Campaign
129
21 Letter from Calumpit
140
Death in the Swamps
142
23 The Siege of Baler and the Adventures of Lyman P Edwards
148
Joseph Donovans Story
173
The Diary of Lewis E Cozzens
177

John T McCutcheons Account
48
Evaristo de Montalvos Story
54
11 The Astor Battery at the Battle of Manila
65
John T McCutcheons Story
73
13 Letters from Manila
78
Charles Mabeys Story
86
15 Letters from the Front
96
Jacob Kreps Story
103
Road to Malolos
109
26 The Capture of Emilio Aguinaldo
194
27 Stand Gentlemen He Served on Samar
201
28 Life and Death in Moroland
212
29 The Battle of Bud Bagsak
225
30 Poems from the AmericanPhilippine War
237
Songs from the AmericanPhilippine War
249
Bibliography
253
Index
257
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

A.B. FEUER is a retired newspaper and magazine journalist. He is a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Bibliographic information