Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, September 22nd, 1898

This is a fine but “hot” day several of the Boys recieved some new Campagn Hats of wich there was a few left of we recieved whie Duck Suits also the Officer are getting themself new white Uniform wich look verry solderly and neat the Captain told me that we where soon to be relieved by Regulars wich where allready on their Way here. Christopher Hannon Baird James Kennedy Curry Jno Sparks and Conn are on the Sick List!

This is a fine, but hot, day. Several of the boys received some new campaign hats of which there were few left. We received white duck suits and the officers are getting new white uniforms which look very soldierly. The Captain told me that we were soon to be relieved by Regulars who were already on their way here. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [John] Curry and [George] Conn are on the sick list.