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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understand why no damage was done to our Fleet during our Trip it raigned awfull heavy we all got wet to our skin we their rowed over to Cavite and seen the spanich prisoner wich Dewy had taken 1500 of them this place atracted our attention very much as the Building churches and Walls seem to be all about a thousand years old we also noticed a place where it is said when all Political and other prisoners where executed we returned back to the Zealandia the same 3 men are still sick all others are well and are seemingly good Spirit.

July 19/98 Tuesday
the Weather is clear but verry hot we begin to get ready for loading but where stopped again the Senator leaves for the Shore guided by the Boston wich later on through Anker near the Camping Ground there are 7 German War Vessels 4 English - 2 French and one Japanese Vessel in the Bay it is runored that the Germans
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