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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have annoyed Dewy ever sins the came into the Bay and it is claimed that the have secret communication with the Spanich and urging them to hold out until proper time and then receive german Assistance We are all praying for the Montery and Monoduok to come for we fully believe that with their Assistance we are able to Cope with the german Fleet if nessesary to day we send our Mail via Hong Kong & Suez Canal 3 men are on the Sick List we all sleep on the Deck July 20/98 Wednesday
Weather as pretty as ever all Night we listened to the connading and musketing of the Spanish and Insurgent for the allways fight at night the Natives say it is too hot to fight in daytime to day a brittich Vessel came in to the Bay loaded with fresh Meat and Vegetable we are all getting impatient to get ashore for we are tired to be kept like prisoners much longer 3 men are sick the Rest is well again most of us sleep on Deck
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