At 20 years of age, my great grandfather left San Francisco Bay for the Philippines during the Spanish-American War in 1898. Remarkably, the diary he kept during this time remains in the family and is still in pretty good shape. I've scanned the pages of his journal and posted them here. Regardless of one's feelings about this particular war or the words my great grandfather chose to use, this document reflects his daily experiences during a controversial war.
I am working on an art project based on these pages.