Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Sunday, January 22nd, 1899

This has being a fine day but rather Hot. 8 men are on Guard and 11 on the Line good many attend the Service at the different Regiment we had Service in our usual Place. chaplain Hunter anounces that chaplain Fleming of the Colerada Regiment and himself recieved one Month Fourlough with permision to goe to China this day we are mostly engaged with writing letters to home as the Mail will leave tomorrow on the Zealandia accompanied by 180 sick and discharged Soldiers George Conn of our Comp is among them having recieved a 2 Months Furlough it looks more like Sunday at Home now then it did when we first entered the City in the afternoon Lt Charles Howard was taken to Gen. Hospital the same Number of men remain on Sick List

This has been a fine day but rather hot. Eight men are on guard and eleven on the line. A good many attend services at the different regiments. We had service in our usual place. Chaplain Joseph Hunter announced that Chaplain Fleming of the Colorado Regiment and he have received a one month furlough with permission to go to China. This day we are mostly engaged in writing letters to home as mail will leave tomorrow on the Zealandia accompanied by 180 sick and discharged soldiers. George Conn of our company is among them having received two months furlough. It looks more like Sunday at home now than it did when we first entered the city. In the afternoon, Lieutenant Charles Howard was taken to the general hospital. The same number of men remain on the sick list.