Funston Captures Aguinaldo

In the wily, elusive leader of the Philippine Insurrection a bedeviled Uncle Sam almost met his match.

In the relatively uneventful spring of 1901, news of an army officer’s daring exploit in a newly acquired possession across the Pacific was the talk of America. By an elaborate ruse General Frederick Funston had captured Emilio Aguinaldo, guiding spirit of the insurrection in the Philippine Islands.