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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The Diary and the War Other Photos and Scans
  • Diary Covers
  • The Voyage Daily log of the trip from San Francisco to Manila.
  • Ambushed! On March 15th, 1899, JHA was ambushed by three Filipinos. These pages are his writings about that ambush.
  • A Letter Home The only letter I have from JHA to home.
  • "Pictures and Handkershif" On August 21st, 1889, part of the entry reads, "I have been selling Pictures and Handkershif for a few days in Camp for pasttime." These pages show his bookkeeping.
  • Discharge "Served During Spanish American War in the Philippines. Battle of Malate, Surrender of Manila. Served during Filipino Insurrection Feby 4th to June 30.99 Battle Feby 5 Charge and Capture of De La Loma Church, Block House No. 3, Campaign against Malolos."


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