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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Oct 7/98 Friday
We have had a good Shower during the Night and every thing looks fresh this Morning we are having a extra issue of fresh Meat to day we are trading our Coffee of for Tea to the Chinese and our Corn Beef and Roast Beef we sell to the Merchants at low prices as none of the Boys cares for Corned Meats Co C. is doing Guard duty at the prison our patients at the general Hospital are getting along fine and Jno Baird exspect to be out
in a few days all the Boys are sending Mail I do Guard duty to Night at the prison Christopher Hanan Baird Miller Dougherty and Cuite remain on the sick List

Oct 8/98 Saturday
This is a verry hot day we have to suspend drills on account of it and only have a Battalion drill in the Evening we hear all Kinds of Rumors about us going home in November even the "amerikan Soldier" says that we would goe home in November between the 6 x 10.
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