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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December 1/98 Thursday
This is a beautifull day the Cap goes trough regular Routine of duty I am working at the Comisary until 4 pm and that time the Recruits marched up to Headquarters our Band leading them the Colonel asigns them to their respective Company. They where cherred all along the line in the Evening they all went up town and have a good time the same Men remain on the sick Book
Dec 2/98 Friday
We had a light Rain during the Night but the Morning is prette and the Recruits get one more day to rest up they are all eager to see the sights of Manila the have a good time all are looking well we discharged our 2 China men Cook and Elected Candy Collins Chief Cook and Sparks and Kerr Assisance each men pays 30 cts per Month for the cooking Sam Hagen and David Twist are now with
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