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THE INSURRECTION OF 1896-97acontinued.
The Division encamps at San NicolasaWork of the native engineer soldiersaThe division marches to SalitranaSecond action at Anabo II.aCrispulo Aguinaldo killedaStorming the entrenchments of Anabo I.aBurning of Imus by the rebelsaProclamation by General Polavieja a Occupation of Bacoor a Difficult march of the divisionaSan Antonio taken by assaultaDivision in action with all its artilleryaCapture of NoveletaaSan Francisco taken by assaultaHeavy loss of the TagalsaLosses of the divisionaThe division broken upaMonteverde's bookaPolavieja returns to SpainaPrimo de Rivera arrives to take his placea General Monet's butcheriesaThe pact of Biak-na-BatoaThe 74th Regiment joins the insurgentsaThe massacre of the Calle CambaaAmnesty for torturersaTorture in other countries.
On the 10th (March) the division marched to Presa-Molino, which was occupied that same evening, and leaving three companies of infantry to guard the position, the division continued its march through a most difficult country, arriving in the afternoon on the Zapote River, in touch with the 4th Brigade, formerly commanded by Galbis and now by Barraquer.
From there Lachambre with his staff rode over to Paranaque, and reported himself to the Captain-General Polavieja.
The troops encamped on the downs of San Nicolas, one brigade on each side of the River Zapote. Notwithstanding the comparatively favourable emplacement of the camp, the troops and their officers suffered severely from the effect of the climate upon frames weakened by over-exertion, by indifferent nourishment and by sleeping on the ground. Malarial fevers, intestinal catarrh, dysentery, and rheumatism sapped their vitality, whilst nostalgia preyed upon the younger soldiers and depressed their spirits. Since the 15th February the division had lost in killed,