Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Friday, December 9th, 1898

The Weather is pleasant most of the Boys are getting their Mail ready as it leaves at 11 am I am working at Headq. all Morning helping to recieve Ratioin the Comp is going through the regular Routine of Buisnes drills and we also furnich 7 men and a Non each
day for Guard duty We have for Breakfast Mush fried and Hardtack and Coffee Beans for dinner and Beans for Soupper Hagen Sullivan McMaster Twist Martin Hustead are on the sick Book and about 10 men are market for light duty

The weather is pleasant. Most of the boys are getting their mail ready as it leaves at 11 a.m. I am working at headquarters all morning helping to receive rations. The company is going through the regular routine of business drills and we also furnish seven men and a non-commissioned officers each day for guard duty. We have for breakfast fried mush and hardtack; coffee and beans for dinner and beans for supper. [Samuel] Hagan, [Frank] Sullivan, McMaster, [David] Twist, [William] Martin and [Frank] Hustead are on the sick book and about 10 men are marked for light duty.