Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, September 10th, 1898

This is another fine “hot” day but during the Night there was another Scare at the prison caused by a report that the Insurgent wher massing in the Rear at the Prison with intention of breaking in to and diliberate political prisoner and Early in the Morning right after Breakfast the Bugle Call to Arms was sounded and Co C reported at the prison in double quick and together with Companys H & D marched down the Street taken the first Road to the Right for about 400 Miles where we came to a halt just in Front of us we seen about 300 Insurgent wich where verry much surprised at this time General Hale apeared and ordered Comp I & C to march to the rear of the prison and in this Way surrounded them and told them to move back wich the did later on at 3 pm. we where relived by Co E christopher and Lewis are on the sick List

This is another fine, hot day but during the night there was another scare at the prison caused by a report that the insurgents were massing in the rear of the prison with the intention of breaking in to liberate political prisoners. Early in the morning, right after breakfast, the bugle call to arms was sounded and Company C reported at the prison in double quick and together with Companies H and D marched down the street taking the first road to the right for about 400 yards where we came to a halt. Just in front of us we saw about 300 insurgents who were very much surprised. At this time, General Hale appeared and ordered Companies I and C to march to the rear of the prison and in this way surrounded them and told them to move back which they did. Later on, at 3:00 p.m., we were relieved by Company E. [Frank] Christopher and [Charles] Lewis are on the sick list.