Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, March 11th, 1899

the fighting was Kept up most of the night but our Forces didnt doe much as it was terrible dark up until noon every thing was pretty quiet all along the lines but towards Evening shots where fired on both Sides all along the line we are having hot weather every day and the Rhodes are terrible dusty we still have fresh Bread and Meat allmost every day a good deal of Mail was send as 2 Transports are leaving for the Staates also a chinese Men of War arrived in the Bay and a Brittich both exchanged Salutes with Dewys Fleet in the City every thing is quiet but have smal Fires verry frequently every where their is firing allmost all along the line as taps blow wich is now 7 o Clock

The fighting was kept up most of the night but our forces didn’t do much as it was terribly dark. Up until noon, everything was pretty quiet all along the lines; but, towards evening, shots were fied on both sides all along the line. We had hot weather every day and the roads were terribly dusty. We still have fresh bread and meat almost every day. A good deal of mail was sent as two transports are leaving for the states. Also, a Chinese Man of War arrived in the bay and a British ship. Both exchanged salutes with Dewey’s fleet. In the city, everything is quiet but there are small fires very frequently. Everywhere there is firing all along the line as Taps blows which is now 7 o’clock.