OTIS' FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS TO MILLER ON ILOILO EXPEDITION
HDQRS. DEPT. PACIFIC AND EIGHTH ARMY CORPS,
Manila, P. I., December 26, 1898.
Brig. Gen. M. P. MILLER, U.S.V.,
Commanding First Separate Brigade, Eighth Army Corps.
SIR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to furnish you with the following instructions:
In case the Spanish forces have evacuated Iloilo, you will, on approaching that city, keep your transports Arizona and Pennsylvania well to the rear and beyond the view of the inhabitants of Iloilo, and you will take into the Iloilo waters your naval escorts, the Baltimore and Callao, and the transport vessel Union, on which are the native Spanish troops, with your vessel, the Newport. You will make known to the insurgent authorities the object of bringing the large force with you, which is, viz: To take possession of other ports in the islands, if conditions and circumstances are favorable, but that it maybe necessary to keep troops at Iloilo until definite instructions concerning other ports of the islands are received from Washington.
THOMAS H. BARRY,