Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Wednesday, August 17th, 1898

It is raignen all Morning but the afternon is clear Sullivna (Soapy) is baking Buiscit for Supper the where fine too we will try and Keep him at for we have plenty Flour we also have fresh Meat now and exspect to have it every other day our Ration are more regular we are still guarding the prison Co A one day and C the next this gives us plenty of Guard duty we 20 where also ordered to send 20 men to Camp to bring up Headquarter Stuff. christopher Shanaberger Collins and Cullman remain on the Sick List.

It is raining all morning but the afternoon is clear. [Frank] Sullivan (Soapy) is baking biscuits for supper. They were fine too. We will try and keep him at it for we have plenty of flour. We also have fresh meat now and expect to have it every day. Our rations are more regular. We are still guarding the prison, Company A one day and Company C the next. This gives us plenty of guard duty. We were also ordered to send twenty men to camp to bring up headquarters’ stuff. [Frank] Christopher, [Frank] Shanaberger and [William D.] Collins and [Grant] Cullums remain on the sick list.