Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Wednesday, January 11th, 1899

Wether is fine and couldnt be better we have 7 men on Guard and 3 on Outpost one Guard on Outpost of the South Dacoto Regt was attacked by a Filipino with a Skelalter and recieved 2 bad Wounds in the Head but he promptly knoked him down with his Gun and put 2 Bulets through him another Filipino run up to assist his fellow Soldier but he also was shot down but not Killed this happen at 5 a.m. in the afternoon at 2 p.m. ther was great excitment on Essolto one of the Patrol attempted to arrest a Filipino for a misdemenor who was on the run he told the people to clear the Road and shot him down all people stared on a Run Storekeeper closing up their Stores and putting up their shutters the Bugel sounded and every men was in Readdines but we where not called out the Sick List remain the same Frank Brain is not better

Weather is fine and couldn’t be better. We have seven men on guard and three on outpost. One guard on outpost, of the South Dakota Regiment, was attacked by a Filipino with a Skelalter(?) and received two bad wounds in the head. But, he promptly knocked him down with his gun and put two bullets through him. Another Filipino ran up to assist his fellow soldier but he was also shot down but not killed. This happened at 5:00 a.m. In the afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., there was a great excitement on Escolta. One of the patrols attempted to arrest a Filipino for a misdemeanor he started to run and they told the people to clear the road and they shot him down. All people started to run, storekeepers closed up their stores and put up their shutters. The bugle sounded and every man was in readiness but we were not called out. The sick list remains the same. Frank Brain is not better.