Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Tuesday, March 14th, 1899

it has raigned all Night and several Regiments have been engaged but on our line all is quiet until Morning the Sharpshooters are shooting every where but not much Attention is paid to them firing could be heard all along the line the Utah Fleet is doing fine and capture several Boats fron the Rebels with Ammunition and Rations and captured many prisoners good many of Rebels where Killed to day also a few of our Men where Killed Mail leaves to day via Hong Kong several Foreign Ships arived in the Bay as much saluting is heard fron the Bay it has raigned steady all day at Taps every thing is quiet on the Line but several large Fires are in the City

It has rained all night and several regiments have been engaged but on our line all is quiet until morning. The sharpshooters are shooting everywhere by not much attention is paid to them. Firing could be heard all along the line. The Utah Fleet is doing fine and captured several boats from the rebels with ammunition and rations. They also captured many prisoners. A good many rebels were killed today. Also a few of our men were killed. Mail leaves today via Hong Kong. Several foreign ships arrived in the bay as much saluting is heard from the bay. It has rained steadily all day at Taps. Everything is quiet on the line but several large fires are in the city.