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                        “From Iowa
To The Philippines, A History of Company M,
                                   Fifty-First Iowa Infantry Volunteers”

                 by Joseph I. Markey, published by the Thomas D. Murphy Company,
         Red Oak Iowa, 1900.
   An account of the experiences of soldiers in Company M
             (Red Oak, Iowa),
and Company B
(Villisca, Iowa, and other communities),
                               during the American-Filipino Insurrection.

                  Click on the following link to access the 320 pp book online:


     A brief history of the 51st Iowa Volunteer Infantry during the Philippine Insurrection,

                                           04 FEB 1899 – 02 JUL 1902



      American Troops on ramparts at Manila, Philippines, during the Spanish-American War,

                                              21 APR 1898 - 13 AUG 1898



     Word over all, beautiful as the sky,
     Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be
              utterly lost,
    That the hands of the sisters Death and Night incessantly softly
             wash again, and ever again, this soil'd world;

    For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead,
    I look where he lies white-faced and still in the coffin -- I draw
   Bend down and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the

---- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1891-92


                   The Restored Burlington Northern Depot
                             & WWII Memorial Museum