See also: Philippine RevolutionThe ammunition train and reserves of the 20th Kansas Volunteers, Col. Frederick R. Funston, marching through Caloocan at night after the battle of February 10.
The city is historically significant because it was the center of activities for the Katipunan, the secret militant society that launched the Philippine Revolution during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines. It was in a house in Caloocan where secret meetings were held by Andrés Bonifacioand his men, and it was within the city's perimeters where the very first armed encounter took place between theKatipunan and the Spaniards.In 1899 the city saw heavy fighting in the Philippine–American War, at theBattle of Caloocan and the Second Battle of Caloocan.
Found this on wikipidia..Probably this is what happened to the bayonet bolo...! What you think? not find any rifle or skull maybe we should have dig deeper it was dug 6 ft.. though,, it would be awesome if it did...!
I don’t think it’s from that 1899 engagement. The bolo bayonet was issued in 1915, thus the M1915 designation. Plus the commonwealth era US/Philippine coins suggest that it was a much later time.
You are absolutely right that that was the main gateway to the north back then. What I can guess is this. When WW2 erupted, Troop F of the 26th Cavalry was stationed at Nichols Field. They were immediately ordered to head north to rejoin the rest of the regiment at Fort Stotsenburg to prepare for action. They had to do a forced march with their horses mostly at night to avoid attack by Japanese planes. They moved from Nichols and took Dewey Blvd and on northward to Pampanga.
We know one of these veterans, Dan Figuracion. He was with Troop F. He remembered having to travel at night exhausted. He would fall asleep riding his horse. He remembered having to get ready and find their individual horses in pitch dark. It’s possible that in their constant scramble to rest then get going again, these items were dropped or left behind in the dark by one of the troopers. Mr Figuracion had specifically mentioned and confirmed that their bayonets in the cavalry were the bolo bayonets, not the M1905 straight 16” bayonets of the infantry.
So chances are you have a Scout used piece of weapon and equipment. Please don’t lose it or give it away!
Yea your right its not the engagement of 1899,, i was just saying that becoz the kansas reserve not specificaly them..was taking the route,,, the philippine scout may have chance passing the same route and all the other troops... just like you said the 26th cavalry when they rejoin the rest of them in pampanga and who owns this piece must have dropped it...like you said .maybe if we dug the whole area maybe there are pieceses there... during the japanese times as well...we were digging to make a post or biga...or haligi to make foundation for the house it was an old house back then like capiz windows before we demolished it and make a new modern house...i will ask my dad and my bro to show me where exactly they found it coz they where the one supervising it back then...and i will ask the history of the old house... there could be more...
I have it in a safe place i might restor it without invasive procedure like the ones antique restoration use and see what happens i'll post it here when its done...thanks for the info about Dan Configuracion...and the history that he shared
Just curious.. you think there is more underneath that house???
I think I may have came across a fake 1902 bolo with the scabbard. The edges of the scabbard aren't rolled like stated in the text and the measurement of the blade is about 1/2" too long. I will post pics if I can figure out how.