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
Sunday, October 16th, 1898  Diary View

Oct 16/98 Sunday
It has raigned the biggest part of the day I was on Guard all Night at the Jail we where relieved at 8 am by the South Dacota Regt wich we understand will have charge over the prisons after this we still have to do without Meat as we cannot get at the Boat we have Beans for Dinner and Rice for Supper and most of the Boys eat at the Restaurant up town we have no dressparade 7 of our Men are doing Guard duty on the Streets in the Evening we all attended Service at the Opera House wich we all enjoyed after Service we had some time Musik rendered by the Colerado Band the House was full this time Spaniard as well as the Native had Invatation Christopher Twist Miller Knotts Daugherty Georg Conn Milbert Johnson and Alb McMaster are on the sick List


It has rained the biggest part of the day. I was on guard all night at the jail. We were relieved at 8 a.m. by the South Dakota Regiment which we understand will have charge over the prisons after this. We still do without meat as we cannot get at the boat. We have beans for dinner and rice for supper and most of the boys eat at the restaurants uptown. We have no dress parade. Seven of our men are doing guard duty on the streets. In the evening we all attended services at the Opera House which we all enjoyed. After the service we had some music rendered by the Colorado Band. The house was full; the Spaniards as well as the native [Filipinos] had [an] invitation [to attend]. [Frank] Christopher, [David] Twist, [George] Miller, [George] Knotts, [Homer] Daugherty, George Conn, Milbert Johnson and Alb[ert] McMaster are on the sick list.
Soldiers mentioned
on this date:

CONN, George D.
JOHNSON, Milbert
KNOTTS, George B.
McMASTER, Albert L.
MILLER, George W.
TWIST, David

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