Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Soldiers in the Philippine War

The Philippine American War, sometimes known as the Philippine War of Independence (1899 to 1902) sent American soldiers into Manilla to annex the islands. The war was a continuation of the Philippine struggle for independence and followed the Philippine Revolution which was led by Emilio Aguinaldo and the Spanish-American War. The struggle officially began on June 2, 1899, when the Philippines declared war against the United States and it officially ended on July 4, 1902, after Aguinaldo's surrender. However, remnants of the Katipunan and other resistance groups, such as the Muslims and Pulajanes, continued hostilities until June 15, 1913. The casualties were estimated at between 200,000 and 1,500,000. After the war, the United States occupied the islands and ultimately made English the primary language. The Federal Archives is the place to search for information on the veterans of this conflict.

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