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 17th, 1899  Diary View

March 17/99 Friday
This being Patricks day several Irish Flag where raised beneath the Stars and Stripes all along the trenches it is raignen heavy at 2 pm the Insurgents made a Attack on our right Flang but where easy repulsed with heavy losses Lt Thompson Co E was wounded in Thigh an Sergt McCanch C Co was hit in the left Arm (Mauser Bullet) and the Colonels Revolver was hit at 4 pm quietnes is restored and no more shots where fired towards Evening the Weather is clear and we spent a nice Night in Trenches

 

This being St. Patrick's day, several Irish flags were raised beneath the Stars and Stripes all along the trenches. It is raining heavily. At 2 p.m., the insurgents made an attack on our right flank but were easily repulsed with heavy losses. Lieutenant Thompson of Company E was wounded in the thigh and Sergeant McCanch of Company C was hit in the left arm (Mauser bullet) and the Colonel's revolver was hit at 4 p.m. Quietness is restored and no more shots were fired towards evening. The weather is clear and we spent a nice night in the trenches.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

McCANCH, Alexander

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