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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June 25/99 Sunday
the Morning is nice and clear I am still off duty I went to Manila and bought little thing I intend to take Home had a splendid time and a good Dinner at the Spanich Hotel returned on 4.30 Boat there where Services held at Quarters in the Morning and Evening all the Saloons are Kept open on Sundays at Cavite while in Manila most all the Stores and Saloons are Kept closed up as Taps are sounded it is raignen verry heavy
June 26/99 Monday
It has raigned all Night but the day is nice and clear we are all buisy packing up our chest all day and getting them ready for our departure the Utah Battery wich is going aboard the Hancock recieved there Pay to day and are also getting ready to goe aboard the Hancock and Senator will sail to gather the Colonel is still confined at the Hospital in Coricodor I went on duty to day again feeling pretty good all around
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