Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Tuesday, July 26th, 1898

It has raigned steady all noght but it cleared of few hours in the Morning but not long enough to get our Clothes dry wich are all ringing wet to day the first routine of duty was published at the Captain tent as follows:

First call 455 a.m. DressParade 615 pm

Roll ” 500 ” Tatoo 900 ”

Sick ” 515 ” Tabs 1000

Breakfast 530 in the Evening

Drill 615 to 730 between the hours

Guard Mt. 800 of 615 and 900 we

Drill 8 40 to 1000 have the privilege

Dinner 1130 to goe in swimming

Supper 500pm the above is our regular duty day Rain as usual with all hunting shelter (so much for the dog tents I only slept 2 hours all night sitting in one Corner of my dog tent in Company with my Messmate Thomas Jones ” Rush Landis & Herrington are on the sick List

It has rained steadily all night but it cleared off for a few hours in the morning but not long enough to get our clothes dry which are all wringing wet. Today the first routine of duty was published at the captain’s tent as follows:

First Call 4:55 a.m.
Roll Call 5:00 a.m.
Sick Call 5:15 a.m.
Breakfast 5:30 a.m.
Drill 6:15 to 7:30 a.m.
Guard Mount 8:00 a.m.
Drill 8:40 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Dinner 11:30 a.m.
Supper 5:00 p.m.
Dress Parade 6:15 p.m.
Tattoo 9:00 p.m.
Taps 10:00 p.m.
in the Evening between the hours of 6:15 and 9:00 have the privilege to go swimming

The above is our regular duty day. Rain as usual with all [of us] hunting shelter (so much for the dog tents) I only slept two hours all night sitting in one corner of my dog tent in the company of my messmate Thomas Jones. [Ray] Rush, [Jacob] Landis and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.