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To Major Henry W. Parker1
January 27, 1914 Crossing of LIPA-BATANGAS road and IBAAN trail
The hostile Cavalry has fallen back to SAN JOSE. Has an officers’ patrol on SAN JOSE-IBAAN road. Your message to attack the BROWN Cavalry at the two bridges is therefore revoked. Instead you will select a concealed bivouac and bivouac (in advance) of our outpost line and strike the rear of any Cavalry. Rushing [sic] forward from SAN JOSE early tomorrow. Your orders for establishing the outposts of the Detachment tomorrow morning will be awaiting you at the two bridges.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (RG 165), War College Division, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Major Parker commanded the Philippine Scouts detachment with the White Force.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 79.