November 11 This day during the Philippine–American War

November 11, 1899 – The Battle of San Jacinto was a battle during the Philippine-American War fought on November 11, 1899, in San Jacinto, Pangasinan, Philippines, between the Filipinos and the United States. During the fall of 1899, General Elwell S. Otis began a three-pronged offensive against the Filipinos north of Manila. General Arthur MacArthur’s 2nd Division was moving north along the railroad running out of Manila, General Henry W. Lawton’s 1st Division moved up the Pampanga River against San Isidro. The third expedition would be led by General Loyd Wheaton, commander of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division. Wheaton’s brigade was detached and landed at San Fabian on Lingayen Gulf. Defeating the Filipinos, Wheaton moved inland behind the main enemy forces. These combined offensives destroyed the Filipinos as an effective fighting force. Wheaton and General Theodore Schwan defeated the Filipinos in the Cavite province in February 1900, and the war effectively turned into guerrilla fighting but the war was far from over.


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