TROOP B, TENTH CAVALRY,
One Mile from Santiago de Cuba, July 5, 1898.
The ADJUTANT TENTH CAVALRY.
SIR: I have the honor to report the part taken by B Troop in actions of the 1st, 2d, and 3d instant.
B Troop was on right and advanced as skirmishers, guide center. Being informed by General Sumner that the objective was the house ahead, I advanced by two rushes and then double time. The country advanced over was covered with thick brush, and on emerging in the open near the house I could find only 7 men of the troop. With these I advanced to the house, arriving in rear of and along with Colonel Victor's line, which I found deployed in front of mine on beginning the advance. Without stopping, I followed with the 7 men of my troop the retreating enemy to the most advanced position occupied at this present time. After helping to hold this position an hour or so, I went back as soon as it was reenforced to find my troop. On 2d and 3d my troop, with others, held the position gained. Casualties. One officer wounded, 1 corporal killed, 2 privates wounded.
J. W. WATSON,
Captain, Tenth Cavalry, Commanding Troop.