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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May 3/99 Wednesday
The Weather is hot I got a Pass to goe to Santa Roocky and gathered some Shells I send one Cigar Box to Mrs A. and some to Br Christ in the Evening we recieved Mail I receive 3 letters and som papers and a Can of (illegible - looks like Curic) Jelly. 12 Men are on Guard and 21 sick

May 4/99 Thursday
the Weather is fine we received Orders to drill but Major Neff stopped it much to our Joy I goe on Guard in the Evening 5 pm at Headquarters much fighting is going on on the Northline 7 men where Killed and 55 wounded.
May 5/99 Friday
it has been dandy all day but no Rain fell I came of Guard to Night 5 men from each Co receive a pass to Manila every day our Patrol is increased 14 men goe on the Night 2 Corp and one Sergt. much fighting was done to day News cam 14 men Killed and 60 wounded

it has raigned all Night and in the Fornoon our Mail left to day I send 4 letters also a Mony Order and some Pictures had to help to bury 3 Niggers Dewy is shelling a Town on the South end of the Bay 2 Transport arived in the Bay
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