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 23/98 Saturday
It has raigned hard all night and most of the day and our Guns are all rusting and we have been handicapped for Gun Oil ever sins we left "Frisco" and up until this day are unable to get any and the Quartermaster is unable to issue us some our Ration are also unsatisfactory and have to buy some at verry Hish prices but we all are in good spirits hoping to soon get a chance at the Spaniards wich are fighting wight along with the Insurgents no sick
July 24/98 Sunday
this is a lovely Morning but befor Dinner the rain began to pour down and the Native tell us that it will rain steady this way for 5 or 6 Weeks we are seeing the Native Soldier every day and every where and do not think verry much of them for the ackt more like Boys then menwe also receive the News of the Downfall of Santiago we are sending our Mail to day for the first time we had some nice Mutton for Breakfast Dinner & Supper the claim that Dewy has captured these No Sick
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