Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, March 16th, 1899

it has raigned all Night at 8 o Clock the firing open on our exstreme Right and the Nebraskan and California had a good deal to do as it Kept up until noon but started again in the afternoon and Kept up until 4 pm but at 5 pm all along the Lines where engaged the Utah and 6 Attelery done some good work we got some Mail early in the Morning I rec. 3 letters and answered the same befor Night as the Mail leaves in the Morning every thing is quiet on the line but the Rain is coming down in torents at Taps 10 o Clock

It has rained all night. At 8 o’clock, firing opened up on our extreme right and the Nebraskans and Californians had a good deal to do as it kept up until noon but it started again in the afternoon and kept up until 4 p.m. By 5 p.m. all along the line we were engaged. The Utah and 6th Artillery Batteries did some good work. We got some mail early in the morning. I received three letters and answered the same before night as the mail leaves in the morning. Everything is quiet on the line but the rain is coming down in torrents at Taps, 10 o’clock.