Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Monday, March 27th, 1899

Penn are in reserve and South Dacotas and 3 Artellery on firing line both Regiment had heavy losses we moved about 2 Miles to the North and went on the firing line towards Evening during the Night the Enemy made a Attack on Outpost but was repulsed Morrison Barkley and a fellow by the Name “Mickie” of Co. I. where seriously wounded

The Pennsylvania Regiment are in reserve and the South Dakota Regiment and three artillery are on the firing line. Both regiments had heavy losses. We moved about two miles north and went on the firing line towards evening. During the night the enemy made an attack on [our] outpost but was repulsed. Morrison Barclay and a fellow by the name “Mickie” [(Joseph Mickey)] of Company I were seriously wounded.