Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Monday, January 16th, 1899

This has been a beautifull day the Company is going through regular Routine of duty we have 7 men on Guard on 15 on Outpost our Outpost reports every think quiet on the line but the Mud is getting Knee deep on account of the hard Rains Rumors are afloat that our Men at Iloilo captured a german Gunboat while atempting to land some Gatlin guns and Ammunition ashore for the Insurgent everything remains quiet the same 9 men stay on the sick List

This has been a beautiful day. The company is going through our regular routine of duty. We have seven men on guard and fifteen on outpost. Our outpost reports everything quiet on the line but the mud is getting knee deep on account of the hard rains. Rumors are afloat that our men at Iloilo captured a German gunboat while attempting to land some Gatling guns and ammunition for the insurgents. Everything remains quiet. The same nine men stay on the sick list.