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, January 1st, 1899  Diary View

Januar 1 1899
This is a delightfull day the skie is clear and most all of us are having a good time there being no dull but seven men are on Guard and 3 on Outpost every think is quiet on the line we have Pork and Beans for dinner and Soup for Supper I took a good big Walk over in the walled City and along the Bay in the Evening most of us attended Service at the Opera House for some Reason we where all ordered to fill our Belts and be ready in a Minutes Notice many most of us slept with our Clothing on but where not called out there are 14 men on the sick List and 3 at the General Hospital of wich two cases are are Smal Pox there are more then 1500 confined at the General Hospital and about 800 at Cavite and 300 at Coricodore Island and the average of sick at the Company Quarters are mine showing that nore then 500 are not fit for duty. Frank Brain is reported to be in verry poor Condition

 

This is a delightful day. The sky is quite clear and most of us are having a good time. Seven men are on guard futy and three on outpost. Everything is quiet on the line. We have pork and beans for dinner and soup for supper. I took a long walk over in the walled city and long the bay. In the evening most of us attended services at the Opera House. For some reason we were all ordered to fill our belts and be ready in a minute's notice. Many of us slept with our clothing on but we were not called out. There are fourteen men on the sick list and three at the general hospital of which two cases are small pox. There are more than 1,500 men confined at the general hospital and about 800 at Cavite and 300 at Corrigedor Island. The average of sick at the company quarters. Not more than 500 are not fit for duty. Frank Brain is reported to be in very bad condition.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

BRAIN, Frank

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