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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Monday April 24/99
Weather fine we goe trough regular Routine of Drills but suspended Evening Drills on account the awfull Heat Lt Barnett has Comand of the Regiment while Col Hawkins acts as General Marshal of Cavite and Lt Colter of I Co acts as Provost Marshal we furnich 11 for Guard and 2 Corp and one Sergt most of all of us take a Swim in the Bay either Morning or Night Mail leaves via Hong Konk 6 wounded men are of duty 8 in the Hospital and a Number are sick in Quarters 34 of duty
Tuesday April 25/99
Weather is clear but hot regular Drill furnich 12 Guards and Patrol in the afternoon I was detailed to goe after Meat to the Meat Boat allthough the Water was rough and excitment high we returned safely at 7 pm our Ration are poor and much disatisfaction prevails among the Boys

Wednesday April 26/99
It has raigned all Night and the Morning is nice and refreshing many Battles have been fought near Malolas
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