Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Monday, September 5th, 1898

This is another fine “hot” day our Captain visited our Men at the Hospital and reports Jno Baird verry sick and Fox allmost impossible to live and the Doctor blame it on the Regimental Doctor and say it was Neclect that the made no examination and was simply thretan for Cramps wich ailment he did not have. the Captain had told them that Fox was struck in the Stomach the Night of 31 with a Stone or some heavy dirt from the Breastwork wich was enough I think to start inflamation but like any other sickness they filled him up on Pills” Hustead christopher Lewis Hannon Collins C and Johnson J.P are sick

This is another fine, hot day. Our Captain [Bierer] visited our men at the hospital and reports John Baird very sick and [Robert] Fox almost impossible that he will live and the doctor blamed it on the Regimental doctor and says it was neglect that they didn’t examine him and simply treated him for cramps which Fox didn’t have. The Captain [Bierer] had told them that Fox was struck in the stomach the night of the 31st with a stone of some heavy dirt from the breastwork which was enough, I think, to start inflammation. But, like any other sickness, they filled him up on pills. [Frank] Hustead, [Frank] Christopher, [Charles] Lewis, [Max] Hannan, [Charles] Collins and Joseph P. Johnson are on the sick list.