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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readines it still raigned as I try to goe to Sleep I hear no firing at all my Messmate Thomes Jone is sicj all Night but never the lest he will try and have Breakfast on the nesct Morning on time we exspect to goe on Outpost in the Morning Christopher Shanaberger Riffle and W E Collins are on the Sick List

August 12/98 Friday
It still raigns as we are marching from Camp at 8 am to occupy the trenches
The Colerado Regts under Colonel Hale occupied the trenches between the Monastery and the Beach to their Right the first Battalion of the 10th Penn Vol. and the Second still further to Right. 12 men of us under Sergt Seamans and Cap Collins where sent on the Outpost a distance of 300 Yards from the Firing Line the Rest of the Company where Buisy all day streghtening the Breast work during the day Mayor Bierer & Captain Bierer made 3 Visit to our Post wich was in a verry
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