Campaigning in the Philippines

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Pickle Partners Publishing, 2018 M03 12 - 363 pages
“WHEN the idea of compiling an historical account of the operations of the American forces in the Philippine Islands was conceived, the war clouds had nearly all disappeared from the horizon, and all that remained were those caused by the prospect of trouble with the insurgents, which, however, were not supposed to be serious. It was expected that the volunteer regiments would be speedily replaced by regulars, who would only be needed for policing the islands.

“It was intended, therefore, to give in this book an accurate description of the campaign, from Dewey’s great victory to the return of the volunteers, and, in addition, a brief description of the islands. It was also proposed to publish special editions of the book for each of the volunteer regiments, which would contain, in addition to the foregoing, a detailed account of the experience of the regiments from date of mustering into service as volunteers to their return to the United States. In order to obtain this information, it was found necessary to go to Manila, and consequently on December 24, 1898, MR. KARL IRVING-FAUST, to whom is due the credit of having conceived and carried into execution this work, sailed from San Francisco on the steamer Gaelic, bound for Manila via Hong Kong, with plans and prospectus for compiling such a book.

“Arriving at Manila on February 2, 1899, it soon became apparent that the plans must be changed. Dark foreboding clouds were hanging over the city, and for more than a month there had been ominous rumors of an outbreak of hostilities Two days later the expected happened, and the real campaign of the Eighth Army Corps commenced in dead earnest.[...]”

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Contents

Contents
SPAIN 45
SPAIN 30
AFTER THE BATTLE OF MANILA BAY 47
55
THE REINFORCEMENT OF DEWEY 73
THE CAPTURE OF MANILA 95
COMMANDERS 102
226
FERNANDO 238
TO SAN FERNANDO 243
LAWTONS LAKE EXPEDITION 252
LAWTONS NORTHERN EXPEDITION 263
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289
ISLANDS 308

ARMY 111
REVOLT 135
SOVEREIGN IN THE PHILIPPINES 151
THE REVOLT OF THE FILIPINOS 161
FERNANDO 222
VARIOUS FIGHTS ON THE RIVERS 324
PEOPLE 329
ARMY 381
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Karl Irving Faust was born in 1868 in Ossian, Iowa. He lived in Long Beach City. He was married to Rosa Doris Seibert Faust (1878-1947) and together the couple had two children: Kathryn Amanda Faust and Lyman Irving Faust. Karl Irving Faust achieved recognition with conceiving and carrying out the publishing plan for “Campaigning in the Philippines,” a well-known book about the Spanish-American War of 1898 in the Philippines. Faust passed away on August 2, 1935 in Long Beach City.

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