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
Sunday, September 11th, 1898  Diary View

Sept 11/98 Sunday
this is a beautifull day here we are on Guard at the prison we have had fresh Meat for Dinner and beans the Captain and Leut. C Howard went over to Cavite to see Crable and took 2 letters for him along the learned that he was much worse but he was able to read the letters and the Captain asked him if he should answer them for him but he said no he that to able enough himself in a few days to write Liut. Howard stayed there with him and the Captain returned on the 2 o clock Boat here to the City the Captain told us all about his visit and said that he had Erysipila and that the doctors exspress their Opinoin that he could not get well in about 2 Hours after his arival here he recieved a telegram anouncing his death Lt Howard was ordered to make the nessasary Arangment we all went to the Opera House for Service in the Evening Christopher and Lewis are on the Sick List

 

This is a beautiful day here we are on guard at the prison. We have had fresh meat for dinner and beans. The Captain [Daniel Bierer] and Lieutenant [Charles] Howard went over to Cavite to see [William] Crable and took two letters for him along. They learned that he was much worse but he was able to read the letters and the Captain asked him if he should answer them for him but he said no. He said he would be able enough in a few days to write. Lieutenant Howard stayed there with him and the Captain returned on the 2 o'clock boat here to the city. The Captain told us all about his visit and said that he had erysipelas and that the doctors expresses their opinion that he could not get well. In about two hours after his arrival here he received a telegram announcing hi death. Lieutenant Howard was ordered to make the necessary arrangements. We all went to the Opera House for service in the evening. [Frank] Christopher and [Charles] Lewis are on the sick list.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

BIERER, Daniel M.
CHRISTOPHER, Frank G.
CRABLE, William H.
HOWARD, Charles H.
LEWIS, Charles J.

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