Chapter

The Little Brown Brother

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0007
The Little Brown Brother

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Early in 1899, the Philippine insurrection became serious, and Reilly's Battery was ordered from Fort Hamilton to Manila. Captain H. J. Reilly requested Charles' assignment to the battery. Charles had just been examined for promotion to first lieutenant at Fort Monroe when his orders came. The insurgents were very active. While there was some firing during the day, at night they would approach the town and make rather strong attacks. After some time, three platoons were assembled at the Agricultural Grounds in Manila. The other two platoons had acted separately, supporting the troops operating in Cavite Province as Charles' platoon had done in Laguna and Batangas Provinces. All had acquitted themselves creditably. The losses had been few. Captain Reilly was very pleased with his officers and men.

Keywords: Philippine insurrection; Fort Monroe; Charles Summerall; Manila; Captain H. J. Reilly

Chapter.  4050 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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