February 1, 2018

US General & Staff in Front of Governor's Palace in Batangas, 1900

Image extracted from "The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan:  the Army's First G2."  Colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.
Image extracted from "The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan:  the Army's First G2."  Colorized courtesy of Algorithmia.
The colorized picture above shows Brigadier General Theodore Schwann and his staff in front of the Palace of the Governor in the then-town of Batangas on 17 January 1900. This was right after the town’s capture, which did not take much in terms of effort because resistance by Filipino insurgents was minimal.

The Americans had proceeded to the town after having been through the town of Lipa, thus completing the capture of Batangas and enabling the United States Army to set up garrisons. The capture of Lipa is described below in this article: “The Capture and Looting of Lipa by US Troops in 1900 during the Fil-American War.”

The picture above is extracted from the 1998 book “The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan1, 1872-1956: the Army's First G22.” It has been treated with graphic software before being colorized to improve overall quality. Below is its originally extracted black and white version.
Image extracted from "The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan:  the Army's First G2."
Image extracted from "The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan:  the Army's First G2."

Notes and references:
1 General Dennis Nolan “distinguished himself by heading the first modern American military combat intelligence function during World War I.” Wikipedia.
2The Life and Times of MG Dennis E. Nolan: the Army's First G2,” by Karen Kovach, published 1998 in the United States

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