December 19, This day during the Philippine–American War

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December 19, 1899 – The Battle of Paye was a battle during the Philippine-American War between the United States and the Philippines. It was fought on December 19, 1899, near San Mateo in Morong (now Rizal) between the forces of General Henry Ware Lawton, and 200 Filipino riflemen under General Licerio Gerónimo. Lawton was killed in the battle, and his attack was repelled, making the Battle of Paye the final confrontation between Lawton’s company and Gerónimo’s. Lawton was the highest-ranking American commander to die in the Philippine conflict. The battle began while Lawton and his men were en route to San Mateo and received fire from Filipinos under the cover of dense jungle and secure trenches in the town. Very few of the enemy were even visible. Lawton’s forces dug in and engaged in a fierce fire-fight. A team of Filipino sharpshooters known as the “Tiradores del Muerte” (“Marksmen of…

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