HEADQUARTERS, TWENTY-FOURTH INFANTRY,
Fort San Juan, Cuba, July 7,1898.
Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps.
SIR: I have the honor to make the following addition to the report of the part taken by this regiment in the battle of July 1, 1898:
A brief statement of the part this regiment took in the battle, with all the essentials and of what it would like to be credited with, is this:
On the march to the front this regiment was the rear one of the three in its brigade. After coming under fire, it was ordered to take position on the left, and marched about 1 mile by the flank, under fire, to its place; advanced over the flat the same as other regiments, assisting in the capture of Fort San Juan, getting on top of the hill among the first, with a creditable number of men of its small companies, and in time to get men kill and to silence one gun by volley fire.
A. C. MARKLEY,
Captain, Twenty-fourth Infantry, Commanding Regiment.