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 July 3/99
Weather is nice and a good Breese is blowing the Nights are getting cooler and all is well

Thuesday July 4/99
Weather lovely we have all colors flying in honor of the day in the Morn Lt R. Woods threated us (Co C.) all to 3 Bottle of Ginger Ale and Cigar wich we all verry much apieceated in the afternoon the Band played for several Hours we had Oysters too for Supper and spent the Evening mostly with singing
Wednesday July 5/99
Weather is lovely also the Sea is quiet calm we had Muster and Inspection of Arms meet a Steamer for the first time far off South

Thursday July 6/99
Weather is lovely at noon we see several Steamers and at Hour later we seen Land and many smal sailing Vessels at 4 pm we took aboard the Pilot and soon ankered right along side of the Hancock wich had arived 27 Hours ahead of us goo many Officer goe ashore
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