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
Wednesday, August 10th, 1898  Diary View

Aug 10/98 Wednesday
It is raignen heavy as we are marching in to Camp and all are very tired and hungry but even after our Breakfast we where as Hungry as ever and had to fill up on Bananas Oranges or anythink we could get Hardtack where this day at a premium we rally spent most of the day growling believing firmly that we where not getting our due Ration the Captain gave me some Money to buy Meat but was unable to get any I bought 13 chicken wich where verry poor and we had some chicken Soup for Dinner at 4 p.m. then we backed some Buisket for the next day and carried Word to Camp had to carry it over 3 Miles. Christopher Shanaberger Riffle & W. Collins are on the Sick List

 

It is raining heavily as we are marching in to camp and we are all tired and hungry and even after breakfast we were as hungry as ever and had to fill up on bananas and oranges or anything we could get. Hardtack was, this day, at a premium. We really spent most of the day growling believing firmly that we were not getting our due rations. The Captain gave me some money to buy meat but I was unable to get any. I bought 13 chickens which were very poor and we had some chicken soup for dinner at 4:00 p.m. We then baked some buscuits for the next day and carried wood to camp... had to carry it over three miles. [Frank] Christopher, [Frank] Shanaberger, [Arthur] Riffle and [Walter] Collins are on the sick list.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

BIERER, Daniel M.
CHRISTOPHER, Frank G.
COLLINS, Walter E.
RIFFLE, Arthur C.
SHANABENGER, Frank w.

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