part of the philippine revolution and spanish–american war
"raising the american flag over fort santiago, manila, on the evening of august 13, 1898." drawing from harper's pictorial history of the war with spain.
13 august 1898
spanish forces surrender the city to the americans
end of the spanish–american war in the philippines
commanders and leaders
wesley merritt george dewey arthur macarthur, jr.
emilio aguinaldo antonio luna
fermin jáudenes basilio augustín
casualties and losses
49 killed, 1 fort
pacific theater: spanish–american war
the battle of manila (filipino: labanan sa maynila; spanish: batalla de manila), sometimes called the mock battle of manila, was a land engagement which took place in manila on august 13, 1898, at the end of the spanish–american war, four months after the decisive victory by commodoredewey'sasiatic squadron at the battle of manila bay. the belligerents were spanish forces led by governor-general of the philippinesfermín jáudenes, and american forces led by united states armymajor generalwesley merritt and united states navy commodore george dewey. american forces were supported by units of the philippine revolutionary army, led by emilio aguinaldo.
the battle is sometimes referred to as the "mock battle of manila" because the local spanish and american generals, who were legally still at war, secretly and jointly planned the battle to transfer control of the city center from the spanish to the americans while keeping the philippine revolutionary army, out of the city center. the battle left american forces in control of intramuros, the center of manila, surrounded by philippine revolutionary forces, creating the conditions for the battle of manila of 1899 and the start of the philippine–american war.
The battle is sometimes referred to as the "Mock Battle of Manila" because the local Spanish and American generals, who were legally still at war, secretly and jointly planned the battle to transfer control of the city center from the Spanish to the Americans while keeping the Philippine Revolutionary Army, out of the city center. The battle left American forces in control of Intramuros, the center of Manila, surrounded by Philippine revolutionary forces, creating the conditions for the Battle of Manila of 1899 and the start of the Philippine–American War.