Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, October 20th, 1898

This is another beutifull day 8 of our men are doing Guard duty most of the Boys are buisy writing letters we are having fresh Meat and use but verry little Side Meat 11 Soldier arived from “Frisco” wich had being left their in Hospitals at our departure the all report the Recruits a Honalula well but they having giving up ever coming to Manila Knotts Twist Hagen Frankenbery Daugherty Conn and Miller are on the sick book.

This is another beautiful day. Eight of our men are doing guard duty. Most of the boys are busy writing letters. We have fresh meat and use but very little side meat. Eleven soldiers arrived from ‘Frisco who had been left in hospitals upon our departure. They all report that the recruits in Honolulu are well but they have given up ever coming to Manila. [George] Knotts, [David] Twist, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Conn and [George] Miller are on the sick list.