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Crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga during the Philippine Insurrection

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Date: April 27, 1899

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: B Funston, Frederick *178-181

Unit ID: 221782

Summary: Four photographs showing Colonel Frederick Funston and his troops crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga during the Philippine Insurrection. While crossing the river under fire, two privates of the 20th, Edward White and William B. Trembly, were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism.

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Title (Main title): Crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga during the Philippine Insurrection

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Portions of Collection Not Separately Described:

  1. The first raft to cross the Rio Grande de la Pampanga in the Philippines. Colonel Frederick Funston is second left at the rear of the raft. *178
  2. The first raft to cross the Rio Grande de la Pampanga is in the bushes, the second raft is on the bank and the third one is on the water. Colonel Frederick Funston is on the bank at the far right. He crossed the river on the first raft. *179
  3. The first raft crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga carrying Colonel Frederick Funston. At the time this photograph was taken, the rope broke and soldiers were trying to make repairs. *180
  4. Tyler, front, and Kerfoot, rear, crossing the Rio Grande de la Pampanga after William B. Trembly and Edward White had taken the rope across the river. This photograph was taken minutes before the canoe went under water. *181

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