Diary of John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, July 1st, 1899

The Weather is fine and overyone is in good Spirits at 1 p.m. we raised Anker and 10 Minutes later sailed leaving the Hancock with the Nebraskan and Utahs behind as soon as we left the Bay the Sea got verry rough and befor Supper time most of the Boys where all ready Sea sick of course I got sick but was allright in 3 or 4 Hours most of us went to Bed right after Souper the Sea is verry rough all during the Night

The weather is fine and everyone is in good spirits. At 1 p.m. we raised anchor and ten minutes later sailed leaving the Hancock with the Nebraska Regiment and the Utah Battery behind. As soon as we left the bay, the sea got very rough and before suppertime, most of the boys were already seasick. Of course I got sick but was alright in three or four hours. Most of us went to bed right after supper. The sea is very rough all during the night.