Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, June 17th, 1899

at 6 pm we recieved Orders to return to Quarters the March across the Couse way wich is 3 1/2 Mile long is a March not easy to be forgotten besides these we had 6 more Miles to travel good many had to drop out and a Ambulance piked them up some where send back on the Boat I was like the rest much tired out when we arrived at 830 pm in our Quarters where we had a little Lunch and then went to Bed I was really even too tired to sleep having much pain pain

At 6 p.m. we received orders to return to quarters. The march across the causeway which is 3 1/2 miles long is a march not easily forgotten. Besides these we had 6 more miles to travel. Good many had to drop out and an ambulance picked them up. Some were sent back on the boat. I was like the rest, very tired our when we arrived at 8:30 p.m. to our quarters where we had a little lunch then went to bed. I was really even too tired to sleep having much pain.