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Naval History and Heritage Command

Medical Inspector Abel F. Price to Captain Charles V. Gridley

U.S.F.S. Olympia,

Manila, May 1st, 1898.

Sir:

     I have the honor to report that in the battle of this day there were no killed or wounded on this ship.

     The following accidents occurred:

1.  Calkins, CG Lieutenant,1 bruised his right knee by striking it against a ladder.

2. Forstrom, Olaf, osea2 received a cut over the right eye brow while opening a gun breech.

3. Heany, John,3 Boatswain’s mate 1st class: received an injury of his little and ring fingers of the left hand from a gun recoil.

4. Shay, Ralph,4 sea, cut his left foot slightly with an axe while cutting away some [illegible] gear.

Very respectfully

A. F. Price

Med. Inspr. U.S.N

Source Note: ALS, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 363. Addressed below close: “To the/Commanding Officer/U.S.F.S. Olympia.” Docketed: “USFS Olympia/Manila, 1 May 1898/Price, A.F. Medical Inspector/Report of Killed and Wounded in Battle./Respectfully forwarded/C.V. Gridley Captain U.S.N., Commanding.”

Footnote 1: Lt. Carlos G. Calkins.

Footnote 2: Ordinary Seaman, Olof Bruno Forstrom.

Footnote 3: Boatswain mate 1st Class John Heany.

Footnote 4: Seaman Ralph Shay.

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