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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these are new Cooks and our Meal are not satisfactory we have diced Ham for Souper at noon the Mail came in by the Way of Hong Kong I received 6 Letter 3 from Mrs A. 2 from G. Foster and 1 from Howard Hutchison. I answered every one of them I also get lots of Newspaper and writing paper & pencils in all I send 8 letters and 5 Packages of on this Mail it still raign while Taps are sounded Hustead & Murphi remain on the sick List Nov 12/98 Saturday
It has raigned steady all Night and the Wind is blowing terible we have to keep all Window and Doors shut on account of the heavy rain we have no Drills and all we can do is to lay around our Quarters and pass time away as good as we can we have fresh Meat in the Morning the Bay is terrible rough and it keeps us buisy to get the Meat loaded on the Leiter it never stopped rain all day and the Streets
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