John Henry Asendorf in uniform The War Diary of John Henry Asendorf
The Story of a Pennsylvania Volunteer during the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and the Philippine American War
Monday, July 4th, 1898  Diary View

July 4/98 Monday
Weather verry pretty up until 7 pm in the afternoon we celebrated the 4th of July by having some good speeches delivered by the Colonel and Quartermaster McCormick and others and had a Song Service at night the Colon fired 45 Salutes in honor of the day the china stopped at the Wake Island and planted the Amerikan Flag on her Soil this day we covered 221 Miles

 

The weather is pretty up until 7 p.m. In the afternoon we celebrated the Fourth of July by having some good speeches delivered by Colonel [Hawkins] and Quarter Master [1LT Edward] McCormick and others and had a song service. At night the Colon fired 45 salutes in honor of the day. The China stopped at Wake Island and planted the American Flag on her soil. This day we covered 221 miles.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

HAWKINS, Alexander L.
McCORMICK, Edward B.

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