ANNUAL REPORT OF MAJOR GENERAL  ADNA  R CHAFFEE,  U.S. ARMY
COMMANDING DIVISION OF THE PHILIPPINES  MILITARY
GOVERNOR IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS  VOL 2.
Headquarters Department of southern Luzon

Present Conditions.

The Province of Sorsogon and the Islands of Masbate, Romblon and Marinduque are practically clear
of insurgents.   In the Camarines and AI bay Province there are a few small bands that devote their
time in keeping out of the way of the troops and making forced collections from people in the outlying'
districts.  In the islands and provinces above mentioned there are, few Tagalos, the people being-
more peaceable and easily controlled. However, all important places are garrisoned, and rumors of
the intended withdrawal of the troops in one or two instances were" followed by lively protests and the
statement that such action would kill business and force friendly natives to leave their homes, as
neither life nor property would be safe.
J.F. Wade  Brigadier General U.S. Army Commandant

CHANGE OF TROOPS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON SINCE AUGUST 1 1900

November 21st  Companies I and K, 2d Infantry, from Paranaque to Las Pinas to Boac, Santa Cruz,
Island of Marinduque, relieving Companies A and F, 29th Infantry.  

December 1st - 29th Infantry from Boac, Marinduque to Samar

December 28th - Companies F and G 2nd Infantry from Binangonan Company F to Gasan Company
G to Torrijos

December 30th - Company A, 1st Infantry, from Boac to Torrijos.

1901

May 12th - Companies A,B,C,D 30th Infantry to Marinduque

May 29th -  Headquarters 30th Infantry at Boac Marinduque

May 31st -  Companies G and K 2nd Infantry to Donsol from Boac, Marinduque

June 23rd - Headquarters, Band and Companies F and I, 2nd Infantry, from Boac, Marinduque, to
Lucena, Tayabas, for temporary duty.

SUMMARY OF MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON
FROM AUGUST 1, 1900 TO JUNE 30, 1901

September 13 - Captain Shields, with detachment of fifty-one men of Company F, 29th Infantry, and
two Hospital Corps men, landed from U. S. S. "Villalobos" at Torrijos, Marinduque, and attempted to
march to Santa Crux. The party loft Torrijos at 2:00 p. m. and were attacked at 5:00 p. m. The
engagement lasting several hours, and after having four of his party killed and himself and five others
wounded, Captain Shields surrendered with his party, consisting of forty-seven men of Company F,
49th Infantry, one Hospital Corps man with fifty-one rifles and two revolvers. The insurgent forces
engaged is estimated at 250 riflemen and 2,000 bolomen. Their loss was thirty killed and a large
number wounded.

Dec 11 - Captain Lacey with detachment 1st Infantry scouting from Boac, Marinduque towards Santa
Cruz killed seven insurgents

1901

Jan 8th - Lieutenant Harris with twenty five men, 2nd Infantry from Santa Cruz, Marinduque captured
nine natives, wounded one and killed two.

Jan 17th - Captain Lacey, 1st Infantry, with three officers and sixty-four men, 1st Infantry and 2d Infantry,
attacked insurgents outpost on cliff near Boac, Marinduque, killing two and capturing two men and two
rifles. Evidence of many wounded. Our loss, one man killed and five wounded (one mortally).

Jan 25th - Lieutenant Harris, 2nd Infantry, with fifty-six men, 1st and 2d Infantry, at Santa Cruz,
Marinduque, captured sixteen insurgent soldiers.

Feb 19th -  Lieutenant Jordan, 1st Infantry, in command of detachment, scouted from Santa Cruz,
Marinduque, to barrio Devilla, engaging enemy; killed twelve and wounded many.
American loss, one man killed and one wounded.

Feb 20th - Captain Lacey, 1st Infantry, commanding expedition, returned to Torrijos, Marinduque, from
a four days scout; one insurgent killed, two wounded and one man and one rifle captured.

Feb 28th -  Lieutenant Martin with fifty men, Company K, 45th Infantry and Company G, 2nd Infantry
accompanied by Lieutenant McCook 2nd Infantry return to Boac, Marinduque from a three day scout to
Maybot, Tagos, Duyay and vicinity of Mt. Camamga, killing one insurgent and wounding two, capturing
one rifle and forty five rounds of ammunition.

Major Smith 1st infantry commanding island of Marinduque reports following result of operations for
February 1901.  Expeditions sent out: eighteen, engagements: two, enemy killed: nineteen, wounded:
ten, captured: eight men and two rifles.  Destroyed 300 bushels of rice and 200 bushels of Palay.  
American loss one man killed and four wounded.

March 7th - Lieutenant Hines, with Forty-nine men of Companies G and K, 2nd Infantry, landed at
Buena Vista from launch "Memphis," scouting from there to barrio Yba, where an engagement with
insurgents ensued, lasting forty-five minutes, enemy retreating, losing six killed, fifteen wounded, ten
men and two rifle's captured. American loss: One man killed and three wounded, all of Company K, 2d
Infantry.

March 15th - Lieutenant Martin, with forty-six men, Company K, 2nd Infantry, returned to Boac,
Marinduque, from a three days' scout, during which they engaged the enemy near
Masiga River, killing four and wounding one.

March16th - Lieutenants Jordan, 1st Infantry, and Harris, 2d Infantry, with detachments 1st and 2d
Infantry, scouted from Santa Cruz, Marinduque, to Ñapo River, burning four cuartels, killing two natives
and wounding one.

March 21st - Lieutenant Martin and McCook, with forty men Company K, and twenty men, Company G,
2d Infantry, returned to Boac, Marinduque, from a three days' scout,  engaging insurgents second day,
killing one.

March 25th - A scouting party of twenty-nine men, Companies F and K, 2d Infantry, from Buena Vista,
Marinduque, killed one insurgent and wounded another at barrio Catmao.

April15th - Major F. A. Smith, 1st Infantry, reports the surrender of Lieutenant Colonel Maximo Abad,
with nine officers, seventy soldiers, fifty rifles, four carbines, three shotguns, four revolvers and 945
rounds of ammunition at Boac, Marinduque. Oath of allegiance administered, with impressive
ceremony.

April 26th - Major Smith, 1st Infantry, received the surrender at Santa Cruz, Marinduque of Lieutenant
Aleinao Pareno and fifty two insurgent soldiers, five insurgent cabezas and forty-three armed
followers.  Twenty seven rifles, on revolver and 240 rounds of ammunition were surrendered by the
soldiers.

OFFICERS ON DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON, AUGUST
26, 1901.

On August 1, 1900 the department embraced four districts, as follows:

The Fourth District, comprising the islands of Mindoro, Tablas, Marinduque, Masbate, Samar, and all
the islands west and north of the same to the went pass of Apo and the southern limit of Luzon was
under the command of Colonol E. E. Hardin, 29th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, with headquarters at
Catbalogan, Samar.

Brigadier General L.R. Hare, U.S. Volunteers was transferred october 26, 1900 to the command of the
fourth district

Brigadier General L. R. Hare, having been granted a sick leave for two months, was relieved from the
command of the Fourth District February 26, 1901, and was succeeded by Colonel A. A. Harbach, 1st
Infantry, who retained command of the district-until May 6, 1901, when the Island of Samar was
transferred to the Department of the Visayas, and the headquarters of the Fourth District were
transferred to Boac, Island of Marinduque, with Colonel C. A. Dempsey, 30th Infantry, in command.

TOWNS OCCUPIED BY TROOPS IN DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON JUNE 28 1901
FOURTH DISTRICT  ISLAND OF MARINDUQUE

STATION           TROOPS

Boac                   Col Dempsey Hdqrs 4th Dist.,  Hdqrs. 4th Batt.,  B and C 30th Inf.
Gasan                 D, 30th Infantry
Santa Cruz         A, 30th Infantry
Torrijos                Lieut. Shinkle, det, 30 men, 30th Inf. From Boac

STATION OF TROOPS IN DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON, JUNE 29, 1901.
HEADQUARTERS, 417 CALLE NOZALEDA, PACO, MANILA,  P.I.
BRIGADER GENERAL JAMES F. WADE COMMANDING

30th Inf. Hdqrs        Col Dempsey    Boac            Marinduque
1st Batt                    Major Evans      Boac            Marinduque
2nd Batt B               Capt Smith        Boac            Marinduque
A                                                         Santa Cruz   Marinduque
C                              Capt Bell           Boac             Marinduque
Det. C                      Lt Shinkle          Torrijos         Marinduque
D                                                         Gasan           Marinduque

TROOPS BY DISTRICTS JULY 6, 1901
BRIGADIER GENERAL S.S. SUMNER, U.S.A. COMMANDING
HEADQUARTERS, SANTA ANA, MANILA, P.I.

Fourth District.
Colonel Charles A. Dempsey, 30th Infantry,Commanding
Headquarters, Boac, Marinduque, P. I.
2nd Infantry 3 companies
30th Hdqrs 4 companies
Battalion of Engineers 1 company

TOWNS OCCUPIED BY TROOPS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHERN LUZON
AUGUST 24, 1901  ISLAND OF MARINDUQUE

Boac – Col Dempsey, Hdqrs. 4th Dist.,Hdqrs. 30th Inf. and A, B, and E, 30th Inf.
Gasan – Lt. Hadsell, D, 30th Inf., and K 30th Inf.
Santa Cruz – Lt. Sweeney, A, 30th Inf.
Torrijos – Capt. Bell, C, 30th Inf.

STATION OF TROOPS IN DEPARTMENT OF SOUTHEN LUZON
HEADQUARTERS 417 CALLE  NOZALEDA, PACO, MANILA P.I.
BRIGADER GENERAL JAMES F. WADE COMMANDING

30th Inf. Hdqrs        Col Dempsey    Boac             Marinduque
1st Batt
2nd Batt
A                              Capt Wilcox      Boac              Marinduque
Det                           Lt Sweeney      Santa Cruz    Marinduque
B                               Lt Singleton      Boac             Marinduque
C                              Capt Bell           Torrijos          Marinduque
D                               Lt Hadsell         Gasan           Marinduque
I                                 Lt Lewis            Boac             Marinduque
K                               Lt Krueger        Gasan           Marinduque


TROOPS BY DISTRICT AUGUST 24, 1901
4th DISTRICT
BRIGADER GENERAL S.S. SUMNER, U.S.A. COMMANDING
HEADQUARTERS, SANTA ANA, MANILA, P.I.

Colonel Charles A. Dempsey, 30th Infantry, Commanding
Headquarters, Boac, Marinduque, P.I.
2nd Infantry        3 companies
30th Infantry Headquarters and 6 companies

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT

The transportation and supply of the department have been so well managed that there have been no
eases of want arising from lack of food or clothing, and very few cases of even the most trifling
inconvenience. The supplies have been sent from the depot of the department at Manila by boat to
bases of supply on the coast, whence they have been hauled by wagons, pack train or carabao carts
to the inland stations. The principal places of distribution on the coast are: Bacoor, Naic, Batangas,
Calamba, Santa Cruz, Taal, Lucena, Legaspi, Tabaco, Nueva Caceres, Calapan, Island of Mindoro,
Boac (Island of Marinduque), and Masbate (Island of Masbate). In almost every case it has been found
impossible to land supplies directly from the boat to the shore, it being necessary to employ bancas
as lighters. The chartered steamers "Pleguezuela" and “Venus" have beenemployed in carrying troops
and supplies, mainly in the Third and Fourth Districts. The "Venus" has been discharged and the
"Pleguezuela" will soon be.