John Henry Asendorf

Saturday, August 20th, 1898  

the Weather is pretty and when not on duty we can go around the City and see the Sights wich are verry interesting the Captain who was back in Camp to day reports that the Insurgent have occupied our Entrenchment and as we goe into the City we can see the Spanich moving their Families and Furniture back into the City wich I exspect the had deserted previous the Surender the City is fast filling up with people and Shiploads of Goods is coming in daily and the Stores are filling up rapidly Cullman Ashcraft and Hustead are on the sick List

The weather is pretty and Soapy Sullivan is busy baking Buiscit and the Captain is trading of some old Corn Beef wich we we cannot stomach any longer for a Hag we had a nice Pork Roast for dinner and Buiscits we are right in it to day and all are in good humor Ashcraft Fox Hustead and Collins C D. are on the Sick List

The weather is pretty and, when not on duty, we can go around the city and see the sights which are very interesting. The camptain, who was back in camp today, reports that the insurgents have occupied our entrenchments and, as we go into the city we can see the Spanish moving their families and furniture back into the city which I expect they had deserted previously to the surrender. The city is fast filling up with people and shiploads of goods are coming in daily and the stores are filling up rapidly. [Grant] Cullums, [Charles] Ashcraft and [Frank] Hustead are on the sick list. The weather is pretty and Soapy [Frank] Sullivan is busy baking biscuits and the captain is trading for some old corn beef which we cannot stomach any longer for a hog. We had a nice pork roast for dinner and biscuits. We are right in it today and all are in good humor. [Robert] Fox, [Frank] Hustead and [Charles] Collins are on the sick list.