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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Friday Jan 6 1899
We now have pleasant Weather more steady and therefor less Sickness acording to Reports We are going throug our regular Routine of duty with 8 men on Guard and 3 on Outpost allthough many Rumors are afloat everything is quiet on the Line but a close watch is Kept constantly most of the Regiments are increasing their Outpost also Batteries are moving some of their Guns on the Lines there are only 9 on the Sick List now No Report from the smal pox cases in
Saturday Jan 7th 1899
This is another fine day we are having regular Inspection of Arms and Dress allthough verry strick all past a good Examination in the Evening we have no drill and all of us spent a good day but to our sorrow we hear that Frank Brain is worse and has black smal Pox wich is regarded hopeles I wrote a letter to his Wife stating the facts this day Alguinald issues a Proclamation of his Own in wich he exspresses in strong Language
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