John Henry Asendorf

Friday, October 21st, 1898

This is a dull day it raignen most of the time the Boys are still buisy writing I made out a aplication for my discharge from US Service and gave it to the Colonell wich is indorsed the same and promised me to do all he could Captain Bierer refused to sign this aplication 6 men are doing Guard duty in the Evening a Number of us attented YMCA Meeting Knotts Twist Miller Conn Hagen Frankenbery McMaster are on the sick List

This is a dull day. It is raining most of the time. The boys are still busy writing. I made out an application for my discharge from U.S. Service and gave it to the Colonel which is endorsed by the same and promised me to do all he could. Captain Bierer refused to sign this application. Six men are doing guard duty. In the evening a number of us attended a YMCA meeting. [George] Knotts, [David] Twist, [George] Miller, [George] Conn, [Samuel] Hagan, [Joseph] Frankenberry and [Albert] McMaster are on the sick list.