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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July 21 Thursday
Weather is fine and we started to load our own stuff aboard the Leighter it was nearly 10 o Clock when we had everythink loaded and half Hour later we started for the Shore in 3 Boats wich where towed by a Hospital boat wich had being captured by Dewy the Bay is very shallow here and prevents us from getting near the Shore so this made the unloading verry unpleasant so we all had to carry the Stuff above on our Shoulders we waded through the Water up to our hips most of the Officers we carried
ashore much to the amusement to the Natives wich had gathered by the Hundreds we pitched our tents about 400 Yards from the Shore in a pea and sweet Potatoe patch and on the exstream Right of the first Exspedition at Night we had all our tents fixed and ate a good Supper and for the first time in 30 days we slept in tents ones more but not as good of tents as we have being used to for our tents are verry small 2 men to one tent the are entirely to short our feet are sticking out and the are open on one
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