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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Saturday Jan 14/99
We have past a quiet Night and the day has past without much Excitment although the Filipinos have treathend us that the would forse their Way into the City on Sunday we put 6 men on Guard and 15 on Outpost every men is Kept in Quarters in the Morning we had Inspection of Arms wich with the Exception of a few passed sucsesfully the Boys on Outpost and Guard have strickt Orders the Natives must be in their Houses at o Clock and and remain their
until daylight or else run the chance to be shut down by the Sentries many Document of verry exciting Nature are circulated and every thing is done to suppress the same we are all getting used to theese false Rumors and Keep coole the Troops have not landed yet in Iloilo and are awaiting Ration and Reinforcement wich has been promised them Cable grams are coursing in every day from the War department but to verry little satisfaction Rumors are afloat that the Filipinos are going to shut
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