Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Tuesday, January 3rd, 1899

It has raigned the biggest part of the morning but at about Noon the Skie is clear we have 7 on Guard and 3 on Outpost at 10 o Clock we lined up in Dress Uniform and marched to Headquarters where we recieved 2 Months Pay of course everybody is as happy as a Bird and all have a good time until 4 pm this time was fixed for Regimental Dress Parade on the Lunette I didnt take part in it but seen them march up Escolta all enrorite the March our Boys where cheered by Military and Civilian of all Nations this is the first time we where not babtised with a heavy Rain sins we have these Parades wich is about every 12 days on our Return we had our Liberty until Tapps most of the Boys where “Mocha bucko” of course but luckyly no one landed in the Guardhouse 3 where absent at Taps and therefor scrubbed all the nesct day 3 men where taking of the Sick List leaving 12 on it Jno Baird was also discharged from General Hospital leaving 2

It has rained the biggest part of the morning but at about noon the sky is clear. We have seven on guard and three on outpost. At 10 o’clock we lined up in dress uniforms and marched to headquarters where we received two months pay. Of course everybody is as happy as a bird and all have a good time until 4 p.m. This time was fixed for regimental dress parade on the Luneta. I didn’t take part in it but I saw them march up Escolta. All enjoyed the march. Our boys were cheered by military and civilians of all nations. This is the first time we were not baptized with a heavy rain since we have had these parades which is about every twelve days. On our return we had our liberty until Taps. Most of the boys were “Mocha bucko” of course but luckily no one landed in the guardhouse. Three were absent at Taps and therefore scrubbed all the next day. Three men were taken off the sick list leaving twelve on it. John Baird was also discharged from the general hospital leaving two.