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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It has been a beautiful Night out in the Field the Moon rised at 9 o Clock and shine until 2 o Clock but between the Mosquitos and the many Bullets from the Sharpshooters we dont get much Sleep I sleep in the Comisary several Bullets went trough it during the Night but we cant see the Enemy therefor we Kept our fire but the Nebraska and 6 Artelery Kept fighting on all Night until daylight when they drove back their Enemy the found 87 Killed in the Morning and no Amerikan Killed but 2
Officer and 7 men wounded 2 of them verry seriously the South Dacota and Pennsylvania Killed 51 during the Night while not even one of us was wounded at 7 o Clock Dewy shelled a Town some where and we can hear heavy attellery Fire wick continued until 10 o Clock then all was quiet until noon where ones more the Rebel Sharpshooters opened up on our Outpost but our Men spotted 2 of them in a Tree and soon the tumbled down never to arise again in the Evening I came to Manila everything
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