Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Monday, December 12th, 1898

The Weather is as fine and “hot” ever our Cap is buisy working this day 8 men are on Guard 12 men on the Hospital detail and the rest of them building a new Gardenhouse this is the fourth one we are building in this place Captain Biere is Officer of the day I worked all Vornoon cutting Meat but are not feeling a bit well I am shivering with a cold all day and are keeping myself in the Quarters the same Men are on the sick List and 12 are on light duty

The weather is as fine and hot as ever. Our captain is busy working this day. Eight men are on guard, twelve men are on the hospital detail and the rest of them are building a new guardhouse. This is the fourth one we have built in this place. Captain Bierer is Officer of the Day. I worked all forenoon cutting meat but I am not feeling a bit well. I am shivering with a cold all day and am keeping myself in quarters. The same men are on the sick list and twelve are on light duty.