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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Friday DEC 30/98
The Nights are niece and coole and the Weather is moderate we have 7 men on Guard and 3 on Outpost we goe through the reular Routine of drills thug look verry suspious every where one Regt sailed on the Arizona under sealed Orders and more are to follow all men are kept in their Quarters Frank Brain and 14 more are on the Sick List and 2 in the Hospital just short befor tapes we recieved Mail and one hour was given us to read the same
Saturday December 31/98
Weather is pleasant I worked hard all day at Headquarters this being Issue day and Brain is taken to the Hospital with smal pox I work also in his place the Natives and almost everybody is preparing to have a good time New Jear eve all send Mail home this day Bands are out at Night and playing a hot time in the old town to night and it was too there are many Rumors afloat and Excitement runs high among the troops and Officer are as bad the number of sick are the same this ends the old year of 1898
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