Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Friday, January 13th, 1899

This is another beautifull day we passed the Night quietly our Outpost came in at 8 am and reported every quiet we now have our line drawn only 80 Yards distants from the Filipino we have 8 on Guard and 10 on Outpost and 4 on Patrol the papers to day are full of Rumor a Corespondent from Iloilo reports it in a critical Condition the Filipinos who have now Control of the whole Island and have 15000 armed Men refuse the Amerikan to land our people are awaiting reinforsment our Mail left at noon in the afternoon one of our Men from Co H was shot in the Foot but he promptly shot and Killed the Philipinio on Outpost of course this causes more Ecitment and again our Outpost is increased and every men is Kept still in Quarters at 4 o Clock we had the Report that Frank Brain had died at 2 pm and was buried right after we all mourn his lost 10 are on Sick Book.

This is another beautiful day. We passed the night quietly. Our outpost came in at 8:00 a.m. and reported everything quiet. We now have out lines drawn only 80 yards from the Filipinos. We have eight on guard and ten on outpost and four on patrol. The papers of the day are full of rumors. A correspondent from Iloilo reports it in critical condition. The Filipinos now have control of the island and have 15,000 armed men who refused the Americans to land and our people are awaiting reinforcements. Our mail left at noon. In the afternoon, one of our men from Company H was shot in the foot but he promptly shot and killed the Filipino on outpost. Of course this causes more excitement and again our outpost is increased and every man is still kept in quarters. At 4:00 p.m. we had the report that Frank Brain had died at 2:00 p.m. and was buried right after. We all mourn his loss. Ten are on the sick book.