John Henry Asendorf

Thursday, November 3rd, 1898

This is a beautifull morning we have regular Drills fresh Meat for Dinner and Souper the boys are still celebrating Pay day good many are getting Mail and Postal Mony Orders ready for the Mail wich leave in the morning and most of us are buying Maps of the Battelfield wich are sold at 25ct USC the are verry correct we also receive the News that the US will verry likely hold all of the Philipine Island Herrington and Hustead are on the sick List Frankenberry is discharged from the Hospital this leaves Jno Baird Fred Gerriwine David Twist and Sam Hagen at the Gen Hospital

This is a beautiful morning. We have regular drills and fresh meat for dinner and supper. The boys are still celebrating pay day. A good many are getting mail and postal money orders ready for the mail which leaves in the morning. And most of us are buying maps of the battlefield which are sold at 25 cents U.S.C. (U.S. Currency). [The maps] are very correct (accurate). We also receive news that the US will very likely hold all of the Philippine Islands. [Charles] Herrington and [Frank] Hustead are on the sick list. [Joseph] Frankenberry is discharged from the Hospital. This leaves John Baird, Fred Jennewine, David Twist and Sam Hagan at the General Hospital.