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

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we all witnessed the rising of the Sun at 530 am this day we made a 259 Miles run 4 men are confined to their beds

July 3/98 Sunday
Weather pretty and the Sea is verry calm we had 2 good Sermon this day Comrade Cute was put in Iron for going on to sleep on his post during the Night and 3 men had to walk on Deck all day for drunkeness all distance made 254 Miles 5 men sick
July 4/98 Monday
Weather verry pretty up until 7 pm in the afternoon we celebrated the 4th of July by having some good speeches delivered by the Colonel and Quartermaster McCormick and others and had a Song Service at night the Colon fired 45 Salutes in honor of the day the china stopped at the Wake Island and planted the Amerikan Flag on her Soil this day we covered 221 Miles
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