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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from a chinese Warship wich just arived that the spanish fleet at Santiago was destroyed and also that the Codis Fleet was on her way here everything is well on Board the same 3 men are still on the Sicklist this day we made the Bal of 114 Miles making a total of 7142

July 18/98 Monday
the Weather is pretty the Insurgent & Spaniards are still keeping up the Fight latest Reports are that the
Insurgent where driven back we all courensing to egt the everythink loaded on Deck each men takes his full outfit and 50 Rounds of Ammunition in the afternon I was lucky enough to goe out with out with Captain and several others in a Rowboat and visit the Ruins of the sunken Ships we visited 4 of them I got a Relic from every one and hope to take it home with me we where also on the Flagship she had 28 inch Guns and several smaler ones and I can hardly
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