Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Friday, February 17th, 1899

the Weathr is the same and the Rebels are pouring many shots into us without affect our Men laying in Trenches at al times in the Evening their was heavy firing on our extreme Right where the California are station and wich Kept up all night about 20 of their men where Killed and many of them wounded but the Insurgent lost heavy I slept in Mauch this Night and guarded the Captain Quarters I am almost played out and feel worst the nesct morning

The weather is the same and the rebels are pouring many shots into us without effect, our men laying in trenches at all times. In the evening there was heavy firing on our extreme right where the California are stationed and which kept up all night. About twenty of their men were killed and many of them wounded but the insurgents lost heavily. I slept in Mauch(?) this night and guarded the Captain’s quarters. I am almost play out and feel worse the next morning.