December 12, This day during the Philippine–American War

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December 12, 1904 – The Battle of Dolores River was a battle fought during the Philippine-American War. In December 1904, the 38th Philippine Constabulary Scouts, under Lieutenant Stephen Hayt, were on patrol along the Dolores River in an attempt to link up with the 37th Constabulary Scouts and another Constable Company led by Lieutenant Hendryx. The 38th was ambushed en route, by over 1,000 Pulajans. As the pulajans rushed, waving colorful banners, shouting “Tad-Tad!” (Cut To Pieces!). They were met with a volley of rifle-fire that stopped their advance. The Constables held their ground and repelled the attacks, inflicting countless losses with accurate and steady rifle fire. The Pulajans were far greater in number, however, and they eventually enveloped and wiped out the entire scout force. Of the 38 man contingent, all but one, Lieutenant Hayt, were killed. The Pulajans on the other hand, suffered much heavier losses. Estimates range…

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