Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, January 19th, 1899

It has raigned all day and the Weather is verry sultry there isnt any change of the situation we have 7 men on Guard and 11 Men on Outpost duty and our regular drills I worked at headquarter until 4 pm the “Amerikan” renews her assault on the German Firms stronger then ever wich causes a good deal of Excitment the Consul General give them a Warning Lt Howard is still confined to his Room 4 men are on the sick List

It has rained all day and the weather is very sultry. There isn’t any change of the situation. We have seven men on guard and eleven men on outpost duty and our regular drills. I worked at headquarters until 4:00 p.m. The Amerikan renews her assault on the German firms stronger than ever which causes a good deal of excitement. The Consul General gives them a warning. Lieutenant Charles Howard is still confined to his room. Four men are on the sick list.