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 14/98 Friday
It is still raignen all day we have our Hour Bayonett Exercises in the Morning and dressparade in the Evening this day was a great Feast day for the Natives in the Evening the whole City was illuminated I was also in the Cathreal in the Evening watching their strange Way of Worship this day we recieved another white Duck Shirt and 2 Gingham Shirts Christopher Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Georg Conn and Milbert Johnson are on the Sick List
Oct 15/98 Saturday
It is still raignen all day and it is quiet chilly Co C is doing Guard duty at the prisons the Bay is overcrauded with Ships and the Water is so rough that we could not get the Meat of the Boat today we have a new blue Blouse and Leggins issued and some Campagn Hats we have 3 amerikan Newspaper printed now "the Amerikan Soldier" about 5 weeks old "the Manila Times" 2 weeks old and the "Freedom" just out for the first time Twist Knotts Miller Daugherty Johnson and Georg Conn and McMaster are on the sick List
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