|The War Captured in Pictures
29th Infantry wading ashore at Marinduque
Historical Note: General Hare was one of the few survivors of
Custer’s 7th calvary massacre by American Indians at the Battle of
the Little Big Horn. 2nd Lt. Hare was at the time detached with
Villalobos—a steel-hulled, screw gunboat— was laid down in September 1895 at Hong
Kong, British Crown Colony, by the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co., for service with
the Spanish Navy. Launched during the following year, she was completed in July 1896
and was based at Cavite, Philippine Islands, at the time of the Spanish-American War.
Captured by the United States Army along with near-sisters General Alava and Quiros,
Villalobos was acquired by the Navy on 21 February 1900 and commissioned at Cavite on
5 March 1900, Lt. Edward Simpson in command.
Her fourth patrol from Cavite found her returning to the vicinity of Laguimanoc, along the
southwest coast of Luzon. She cooperated with Indiana (Battleship No. 1) and Helena
(Gunboat No. 9) in supporting the 29th Army Division in securing Marinduque Island. The
gunboat then carried dispatches from Marinduque to Batangas before returning with
emergency rations for the troops. Furnishing supplies to the lighthouse keepers again
occupied the ship before she returned to commerce-watching duties during which she
seized three bancas for cruising without licenses. The ship also communicated with Army
posts at Taal, Batangas, Laguimanoc, Boac, Santa Cruz, and visited Gasan.
|The surrender of Maximo Abad and other leaders
This photo is perhaps the best known photo of the war years on Marinduque.
Colonel Edward Hardin
Above Photo may be: April 26 1901 Lieut. Alciano Pareno and 52 men, with 1 revolver, 32
rifles, 240 rounds of ammunition, also Matiano Roldan, insurrecto presidente of Santa
Cruz, 5 insurrecto cabezas, and 43 unarmed followers surrender at Santa Cruz,
Marinduque, P.I. and take oath of allegiance to the United States with impressive
ceremony. This terminates active hostilities in the island.