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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Aug 10/98 Wednesday
It is raignen heavy as we are marching in to Camp and all are very tired and hungry but even after our Breakfast we where as Hungry as ever and had to fill up on Bananas Oranges or anythink we could get Hardtack where this day at a premium we rally spent most of the day growling believing firmly that we where not getting our due Ration the Captain gave me some Money to buy Meat but was unable to get any I bought 13 chicken wich where verry poor and we
had some chicken Soup for Dinner at 4 p.m. then we backed some Buisket for the next day and carried Word to Camp had to carry it over 3 Miles. Christopher Shanaberger Riffle & W. Collins are on the Sick List

August 11/98 Thursday
It still raigns as usual and our dog tents give us as little Shelter as ever There is a "Grabe Vein" Rumor that Dewy is going to bombard Manila to morrow and we are getting our Ration in
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