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  Battle of Zapote Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Zapote Bridge also known as the Battle of Zapote River was fought on June 13, 1899 between 3,000 American soldiers and 5,000 Filipinos.
The battle started when Companies F and I, 21st Infantry Regiment were confronted by 1,000 Filipinos in elaborately dug trenches and breastworks and fierce fighting ensued, but the Americans running low on ammunition had to break through the enemy's flank.
It was the Battle of Zapote Bridge that earned the respect of General Henry Ware Lawton, whose dispatches invariably carried a sympathetic note of the heroism displayed by Filipinos fighting for their freedom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge   (424 words)

 Battles of the Philippine-American War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Zapote Bridge (June 13, 1899) - On Luzon, Lawton's American forces rout a large Philippine force under General Pio del Pilar, and inflict heavy casualties on the enemy in 2nd largest battle of the Philippine-American War.
Battle of Tirad Pass (December 2, 1899) - On Luzon, 60 Filipino patriots under General del Pilar fight off an attack of 500 U.S. Infantry for 5 hours, before nearly all Filipinos are killed, including del Pilar.
Battle of Bud Dajo (March 5 March 7, 1906) - One-thousand Moros (mostly women and children) fortify themselves in an extinct volcanic crater on Mindanao and battle a few hundred American soldiers, before virtually all Moros are killed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battles_of_the_Philippine-American_War   (515 words)

 Zapote LRT Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zapote LRT Station is a proposed station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line (LRT-1).
The station would be located near the area of what is known as the site of the Battle of Zapote Bridge, which was fought during the Philippine-American War.
The area informally known as Zapote is split between Bacoor (which in turn is split into five separate barangays) and Las Piñas City.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zapote_LRT_Station   (182 words)

 2nd Infantry Division - Korean War history of 1953
In the confused battle that ensued, elements of G and L companies played a murderous game of hide and seek in the bunkers and trenches with the enemy whose strength was later estimated as that of a reinforced battalion.
Battling furiously until its ammunition was nearly exhausted, it made a fighting withdrawal, continuing to inflict casualties until it was back in its own MLR.
New main battle positions had to be prepared and the hard-working Marnemen dug bunkers and commo trenches, strung miles of barbed wire and prepared feeder roads in a race to complete the job before the arrival of winter.
www.2id.org /volume3.htm   (21301 words)

 2d Battalion - 14th Infantry
Battle streamers on the Brigade Colors testify to the valorous service of the 14th during the Civil War.
Pitched battles were rare and except for the major engagements at Manila, Laguna de Bay, Zapote and Cavite, minor skirmishes, ambushes, long marches and reconnaissance occupied the 14th Infantry in 1899.
On 18 March 1957, the newly activated 1st Battle Group, 14th Infantry, became the first battle group to test the effectiveness of pentomic training [organization of a military force in units of 5, especially for nuclear warfare] at the Pohakuloa Training Center on the Island of Hawaii.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/2-14in.htm   (3525 words)

Captured a bridge with the detachment he commanded and held it against a superior force of the enemy, thereby enabling an army to come up and cross.
Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battle of Peking, China, 20 June to 16 July 1900, Dahlgren distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Citation: In the presence of the enemy during the battles at Peking, China, 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900.
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 Philippine-American War - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Battle of Manila (1899) that followed caused thousands of casualties for Filipinos and Americans alike.
With the June assassination of General Antonio Luna and the death of Brigadier General Gregorio del Pilar at Tirad Pass, the Filipinos' ability to fight a conventional war was rapidly diminishing.
Also granted the medal of heroism in the Battle of Manila (1899) for his efforts to contain the riots during the Ilocano regional badminton championships was Emilio Pagkalinwanggan, son of Hermano Balangatang.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Philippine-American_War   (1431 words)

 84th Reg. Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Blue and gray battle ribbons floating from the peak of the regimental colors give mute testimony to valorous service in the inferno of the Civil War from that date until Lee surrendered his ragged, half-starved Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox in 1865.
Actual battles were rare and except for the major engagements at Manila, Laguna de Bay, Zapote, and Cavite, minor skirmishes, ambushes, long marches and reconnaissances occupied the Fourteenth Infantry of 1899.
Heavy resistance and a blown bridge were encountered, and at 1230 the Second Battalion launched the Regiment’s first assault crossing in strength across the Regen River on a broad front in fifty assault boats.
www.1-14th.com /Hist84thRegDay.htm   (4868 words)

 Today, June 13, 1899
TODAY, June 13, 1899, the Battle of Zapote Bridge, one of the bloodiest battles of the Philippine-American war, in which the American forces under General Henry Lawton emerge victorious starts.
The fortifications of the revolutionists in Cavite, built in Aromahan, Zapote, and Cavite Viejo, were constructed under the technical supervision of Edilberto Evangelista, a graduate in civil engineering from the University of Ghent, who had just arrived from Europe.
The morale of his troops brought him glory in the battle of Muntinlupa where with a handful of men, he defeated a much larger detachment of the enemy.
www.thefreeman.com /today_in_the_past/story-20040613-18973.html   (275 words)

 Business - Business & Economy briefs
The battle is also being fought electronically, with Cable and Wireless refusing to allow TRICOM to link into its system so that trunk phone users can call regular telephones in Panama, a practice for which the Regulating Entity has imposed a $5,000-per-day fine on CandW.
The bidding for a second bridge over the canal, won on December 10 by the German consortium Bilfinger-Berger for $90.9 million, was somewhat irregular.
The designs for both the bridge itself and for its foundations were incomplete, which may be one of the reasons why most of the companies that had expressed interest in the contract pulled out of the bidding process.
www.thepanamanews.com /pn/v_07/issue_24/business_briefs.html   (3082 words)

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While Lewis and Clark are viewed as heroes because their stories and maps helped ignite the opening of the American West, the expedition and its aftermath brought disaster in the form of diseases and war upon Native American tribes.
Bush said in his campaign that a cornerstone of his energy policy would be to open the coastal plain of the refuge to drilling, which was also a goal of his father's administration.
The wood from the zapote tree was used in the lintels across doorways in many of Tikal's buildings.
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 Philippines: Zapote River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
In one of the largest and fiercest battles of the Philippines War, an American division routed a Filipino army south of Manila in June 1899.
The battle opened when Companies F and I, 21st Infantry, were ambushed near
The 21st in the meantime drove the Filipinos from their last line of defense near the bridge.
1-14th.com /HistPhilZapoteRiv.html   (680 words)

 :: Welcome to Manila Bulletin Online ::
The project known as LP’s historical corridor, a strip of 18th century-inspired houses and buildings, is expected to bring in more local and foreign tourists with the near completion of the Battle of Zapote Bridge Park.
The bridge was blown by Katipuneros to prevent Spaniards from entering Cavite.
The Battle of Zapote Bridge park boasts of monuments, historical landmarks and barangay hall to ensure the safety of tourists and promenaders.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2004/07/19/MTNN2004071914381.html   (368 words)

 Cebu dgun.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
A 3rd Mactan-Cebu bridge as well as an underwater tunnel are both being discussed by local leaders citing the growing inconveniences related to the existing two steel bridges.
On April 27, the historic Battle of Mactan occurred where Magellan was killed and his men were driven off the island by the natives.
In this battle, which occurred in 1521, the explorer Ferdinand Magellan met his death at the hands of the tribesmen under the local chieftain Lapu-Lapu, for whom Lapu-Lapu City was named.
www.dgun.org /en/Cebu   (12107 words)

 Lineage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
As his duties were similar to those of the military engineers of today, he became Aguinaldo's project engineer and supervised the field work of the revolutionary army.
Topacio was the first high ranking Filipino rebel official not only to plan out but also to build actually the fortification of the Zapote bridge in Zapote, Cavite, which General Edilberto Evangelista made good use of in the battle of Zapote in February 1897.
For his invaluable services and outstanding achievements to the revolutionary movement as well as for his extraordinary courage and fighting spirit, Topacio was given the rank of general of the revolution.
www.sayoc.com /lineage.php   (498 words)

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His revolutionary forces were defeated by government troops led by army chief Joaguin Tinoco in battles near the Nicaraguan border in early 1919.
Figuerres was said to be the only general in the world, who has won the battle without any drunk soldier.
On July 26, 1995 tens of thousands of teachres and employees of government agencies slating for closing marched on the Casa Presidencial in Zapote and called for curtailmont of the reform as well as the overhaul of teacher`s pension plan.
www.kostaryka.org /2001/xx.htm   (3601 words)

 The Philippines War
New York Times correspondent called it “the liveliest engagement of the war.” Next to the battle for Manila itself five months earlier and up until that time, the Battle of the Zapote River on June 13, 1899, was indeed the biggest.
The battle opened when Companies F and I, 21st Infantry, were ambushed near Bacoor by 1,000 Filipinos.
The Battle of the Zapote River was over.
www.i-kirk.info /2nd14th/rphlppns.html   (756 words)

 Article of - Philippine-American War ... forex-list.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Battle of Manila (1899) that followed cauѕed thouѕandѕ of caѕualtieѕ for Filipinoѕ and Americanѕ alike.
Hard-fought American victorieѕ followed at Battle of Quingua (April), Battle of Zapote Bridge (June), and Battle of Tirad Paѕѕ (December).
After thiѕ battle and with the loѕѕ of two of their beѕt generalѕ, the Filipinoѕ' ability to fight a conventional rapidly diminiѕhed.
philippine.american.war.en.forex-list.info   (4601 words)

Battle began between the pirate and her father and resulted in the father’s death.
The bridge was named in honor of his wife, the Bridge of Merced.
The dog was killed during the battle to save her life.
www.campechetravel.com /PAGESWEB-INGLES/subatractivosturis-leyendas.htm   (3241 words)

 SkyscraperCity - Iloilo City and Province Thread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The bridge project, which is envisioned to form part of Iloilo’s road network, will be located in the central portion of Iloilo River, connecting the city proper and La Paz District.
Since it is not feasible to construct the Jalandoni Bridge without considering the related components, the DPWH has proposed to include construction of the fly-over, the Iloilo Boulevard, and access roads.
People thought of building that bridge long ago, but they only took it into consideration if the future INT was to be built in Guimaras but the Guimarasnons did not want the INT to be built there, hence its present location Cabatuan.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=166860&page=2   (2763 words)

 On General Lawton from Leslie's Weekly, January 6, 1900   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
General Lawton was a veteran whose service in arms ran back through some of the greatest battles of the Civil War, but his strong qualities as a soldier came out most conspicuously in the brilliant and successful campaign which he led against the Apache chief, Geronimo, in 1886.
Early on the morning of the 10th the movement on Santa Cruz itself began, the troops, crossing the narrow stream in front of the town at several points, in the face of a spirited and determined resistance.
It was at Zapote Bridge, near Paranaque, that Lawton met Pio del Filar in a terrible life-and-death battle.
www.culbertsonmansion.com /Lawton/Info/Leslies-1900Jan06.htm   (3097 words)

 Mexico A Story of Two Americas Chapter 3
All were great engineers, building roads, bridges, aqueducts, irrigation works, as well as huge pyramids, temples and forts.
Aztec armies purposely refrained from killing their enemies in battle, preferring to take them prisoners and lead them to the sacrificial altar.
There they were laid as on an operating table, their breasts cut open by knives of obsidian, and the heart torn out; while the priests, mad with a variety of conditioned sadism, shouted their omens and portents, plastering themselves with blood.
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Technical cooperation should be sought for the acquisition of communications and computer equipment to develop databases that would allow an optimization of the information resources already available at the General Directorate of Migration, with corresponding training for the officials in charge of administering them.
An effective battle against migrant trafficking requires the collaboration and coordination of the affected countries as well as the international agencies with competencies in this area.
Treatment and eradication of the illegal traffic in migrants is a battle that corresponds to all of the affected countries.
www.rcmvs.org /investigacion/TraffickingHon.htm   (7055 words)

 The Philippine Centennial: Celebrating Historical Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
In 1872, Fathers Gomez, Burgos and Zamora were executed in Bagubayan, after a mock trial found them guilty of leading the Cavite Mutiny.
Battle of Mandorino, Iloilo, commanded by Gen Martin Delgado.
Gen Aguinaldo and his men repulse the Spanish forces in the "Battle of Binakayan" in Cavite.
www.msc.edu.ph /centennial/history.html   (721 words)

 Welcome to A.M. Costa Rica
Modesto Modrigal, the foreman in charge of the workers undertaking the upgrade of the bridge, said Tuesday the bridge is due to reopen the first week in April.
The bridge is being upgraded so that it takes two lanes of cars, one in either direction.
Modrigal says the bridge will have been widened by around 3.7 meters (about 12 feet) when it is completed.
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 Informat.io on Philippine American War
Hostilities started on February 4, 1899 when an American soldier shot a Filipino soldier who was crossing a bridge into American-occupied territory in San Juan del Monte, an incident historians now consider to be the start of the war.
Brigadier General Gregorio del Pilar, fought a heroic Filipino delaying action at Battle of Tirad Pass to buy time for Aguinaldo to escape, escape he did, but del Pilar was killed in the final attack.
After this battle and with the loss of two of their best generals, the Filipinos' ability to fight a conventional rapidly diminished.
www.informat.io /?title=philippine-american-war   (5099 words)

 Local Government Unit: Municipality of Bacoor, Cavite
The town of Bacoor is famous in Philippine history as the scene of two fierce battles, popularly known as the “Battle of Zapote Bridge.” One of these took place on February 1897 when the Filipino Revolutionary Army repulsed the advance of Spanish invaders.
In this battle, Gen. Edilberto Evangelista, who was also a brilliant engineer, fought and heroically died holding at bay the advance of enemy forces.
In the battle of Zapote on February 17, 1897, General Edilberto Evangelista, the European-educated Filipino an enemy sniper killed engineer and chief of the revolutionary army.
elgu2.ncc.gov.ph /bacoor/index.php?id1=2&id2=1   (553 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / AMERICAN CHARACTERS
Otis was not likely to be too fond of his fire-eating subordinate, who, wearing a large white helmet to let his men know he was with them, was always near the fighting.
In June he captured the Zapote Bridge in what he called “a beautiful battle” and in August he took San Mateo after a stiff fight.
At Bacoor Bridge they waited until the Americans had brought their cannon to within thirty-five yards of their trenches.
americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1982/3/1982_3_40_print.shtml   (1167 words)

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