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
Friday, March 3rd, 1899  Diary View

March 3 Friday 99
for 2 hours this Morning the Washingtons had a Engagement the Rebels tried their best to break through their lines but the Boys held their own the 10th is verry little bothered and it is said the are more afraid of us then any other Regiment as good many Know our Work on July 31 and Know where we are at right close to the church again I was fired at the Morning where I took a Load of Beef out but it only hit the Wagon and one went clear through the Beef 2 Battallion of the 20th Regular are on Guard in the walled City and 1 Batt is at the Front in general the dat has been verry quiet some Buisnes House still remain closed. Buisnes is therefor verry dull and the Boys have no chance spending their Mony Jno Collins the Company Cook came in to Night to backe Pies for the Boys (dried Peach and Apple) this will be much apreciated Dewy is doing some heavy firing somewhere as Taps sounds

 

For two hours this morning the Washington Regiment had an engagement. The rebels tried their best to break through their lines but the boys held their own. The 10th is very little bothered and it is said they are more afraid of us than any other regiment as a good many know our work on July 31st and know we are at right close to the church. Again I was fired at this morning when I took a load of beef out but it only hit the wagon and one went clear through the beef. Two battalions of the 20th Regulars are on guard in the walled city and one battalion is at the front. In general the day has been very quiet. Some business houses still remain closed. Business is therefore very dull and the boys have no chance to spend their money. John Collins, the company cook, came in tonight to bake pies for the boys (dried peach and apple). This will be much appreciated. Dewey is doing some heavy firing somewhere as taps sounds.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

COLLINS, John T.

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