Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Friday, December 30th, 1898

The Nights are niece and coole and the Weather is moderate we have 7 men on Guard and 3 on Outpost we goe through the reular Routine of drills thug look verry suspious every where one Regt sailed on the Arizona under sealed Orders and more are to follow all men are kept in their Quarters Frank Brain and 14 more are on the Sick List and 2 in the Hospital just short befor tapes we recieved Mail and one hour was given us to read the same

The nights are nice and cool and the weather is moderate. We have seven men on guard and three on outpost. We go through our regular routine of drills. Things look very suspicious everywhere. One regiment sailed on the Arizona under sealed orders and more are to follow. All men are kept in their quarters. Frank Brain and fourteen more are on the sick list and two are in the hospital. Shortly before Taps we received mail and one hour was given to us to read the same.