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The Philippine 'Islands.
the Californians, and the Eighteenth Regulars drove back the Spaniards from Malate, and occupied the position, where the Californians at once raised the Stars and Stripes.
In the suburbs of Malate and Ermita, where the Spaniards had erected street barricades, there was now considerable street-fighting, and the Californians, under Colonel Smith, advanced as far as the Luneta, within 300 yards of the citadel. At this moment General Greene, writh several members of his staff, came galloping up the Luneta, a scattering fire playing upon him and his companions from the adjoining houses, until a white flag was raised above the southwest corner of the fort.
At this,aand while the Americans were standing at rest,athe Spaniards in the citadel opened fire upon them, fatally wounding two Californians:. privates Dunsoupe and Lamerson. This has never been satis-factorily explained, but it was probably due to the confusion of the moment ; for 2000 Spaniards, retreating from Santa Ana before a large body of insurgents, that were shooting at them, just then came up, and it was to aid these that the Spaniards behind the walls fired a volley after the flag of surrender had been raised.
don basilo augustin : spanish captain-general of the philippine islands.don basilo augustin : spanish captain-general of the philippine islands.