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 7/99 Sunday
Weather is fine and every thing is very quiet in this little Town spent most of the day in writing and reading attend Service at 10:30 am. goe on Guard at 5 pm. good many are ailing from Maleria Fever in the Evening we recieve a smal Mail I didn't get any

May 8/99 Monday
I was on Guard at the prison several Ships arived in the Bay but no Transports out Ration are again of the poorest Kind therfor much grumbling is done Comisary Sergt was apointed D Mitchel from B Co a late Recruit 18 men remain on the Sick List
May 9/99 Tuesday
I was on Fortacke duty all day and in the Evening went over on the Meat Boat with the detac the Water was rough but we had a good time the Bay is full of Ships of all Kinds the Weather is as hot as ever W. Howard is discharged from Hospital

May 10/99 Wednesday
Weather is fine Colonel Hawkins went to Coricodor also Mayor Bierer both are sick Cos a. B. are exspected to be relieved by Cos H & E more fighting is going on beyond Columpit over 600 Rebels where Killed 2 amerikans Killed and 29 wounded Co C only has 42 men fit for duty
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