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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china here left us to be escorted by the Boston to Manila after she left us we took a southward course trough the china Sea where we seen large Black Fish 8 or 10 Feet long we are still in sight of the Luzon and exspect to be until we reach Manila Bay we have 3 men on Sick List Kempfer Crable and M. Johnson we made this day 237 Miles we had Songservice in the Evening and sang many of National Songs July 16/98 Saturday
Weather is fine but hot we still have the Luzon Island in view on out left and exspect to reach Manila Bay in the Morning we didnt do nothing else all day but looking at the beautifull Senery of the Island with there high Mountain we do not see any sign of Civilization the same 3 men on the Sick List this day all is well on Board and we begin to get our Ammunition up
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