Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, January 28th, 1899

the Weather is lovely we have Inspection at 7 am have 7 men on Guard and 10 on Outpost at 11 am our Mail arived our Regiment recieve 22 Sacks out of wich we got 3 Sacks I recieved 5 letters and 3 Bundles of papers all Boys are in happy Frame of Mind all hear News that we would be at Home soon but we know better as they exspect us to leave here on the 10 rust but we have no Orders yet and are not looking for it the Filipinos have 6 of our Men captured but we cant locate none of them one of them is Private Culom who acted as Spie and crossed the Line on Horseback he is Major Bierer Orderly up until Taps he hasnt returned the men at the Hospital are doing well our 5 men in Quarters are about the same

The weather is lovely. We have inspection at 7:00 a.m. Seven men are on guard and ten on outpost. At 11:00 a.m. our mail arrived. Our regiment received 22 sacks of which our Company got three. I received five letters and three bundles of papers. All the boys are in a happy frame of mind. We all hear news that we would be at home soon but we know better as they expect us to leave here on the 1oth but we have no orders yet and are not looking for it. The Filipinos have six of our men captured but we can’t locate any of them. One of them is Private Culom (Grant Cullums?) who acted as a spy and crossed the line on horseback. He is Major Bierer’s orderly. Up until taps he hasn’t returned. The men at the hospital are doing well. Our five men in quarters are about the same.