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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July 30/98 Saturday
It has raigned all night and day steady and we are unable to Keep dry in our miserable "dog tent" but the most of us have either build Bunks or bought one all are about from 1 to 2 Feet above the Ground but during the Night my tent blow down several times this day we had to go hungry all day our Ration are very short only 2 Hardtacks and Coffee for Dinner and Ries without even Suger for Dinner and again 2 Hardtacks and Coffee for Supper thenk God I am again ones more like myself
July 31/98
It is not raignen in the Morning but very cloudy we are suddenly Ordered out on Outpost the whole Regiment at promptly 8 am we where lined up in Front of the Colonel tent and after recieving our Orders and listened to a good prayer of our chaplain we marched of taken with us Picks Shuffels and Axes we marched to a place called Tambo here a Road turns to the right and about 1/4 Mile out on this Road there is a Bridge across a smal Stream and Cap B. occupied this
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