Sunday, February 26th, 1899

the Night has been pretty and the Moon and Starrs have being shining bright verry little firing was done on the line at 9 am we had Muster Roll right in the Trenches this has been the quietes Sunday sins Hostillities opened up but in the Evening heavy firing was heard on the left and Kansas Regt and 3th Attery where engaged for several Hours about 100 Rebels where Killed and not a single Amerikan not even wounded in the Morning while Gilbert Cute was on a Bread detail he was hit with a Mauser Bullet and it went clear through his upper Arm he was taken to the Hospital and it is feared Amputation is nessesary outside of that all was well

The night had been pretty and the moon and stars have been shining bright. Very little firing was done on the line. At 9 a.m. we had Muster Roll right in the trenches. This has been the quietest Sunday since hostilities opened up but in the evening heavy firing was heard on the left. The Kansas Regiment and Third Artillery were engaged for several hours. About 100 rebels were killed but not a single American was wounded. In the morning Gilbert Cuite was on a bread detail when he was hit with a Mauser bullet and it went clear through his upper arm. He was taken to the hospital and it is feared amputation is necessary. Ouside of that all was well.

Friday, November 25th, 1898

This has been a beautifull day Co C is doing regular Guard duty and go through regular drills in the Evening we have Battalon Drill the Arizona arived in the Bay with our Recruit on Board and a smal Mail the are reported all well Wilson Collins Sullivan Coiner Wodard Hustead and Murphie and Becket are on the Sick List Cuit served out his Sentence of 30 days and is back in our Quarters

This has been a beautiful day. Company C is doing regular guard duty and goes through regular drills. In the evening we had battalion drill. The Arizona arrived in the Bay with our recruits on board and a small delivery of mail. They are reported all well. Wilson, [Walter] Collins, [Frank] Sullivan, [Louis] Coyner, [James] Woodward, [Jesse] Murphy and [Alonzo] Becket are on the sick list. [Gilbert] Cuite served out his sentence of 30 days and is back in our quarters.

Thursday, October 27th, 1898

the Storm Kept up all night but the Morning was clear we went trough our regular routine of Buisnes had fresh Meat again in the Evening the whole Regiment marched 3 Miles out to Malette and had dressparade and passed Grand Review wich was verry sattisfactory but we all got a good soaking befor we arrived at our Barracks our 4 prisoner each got a trial in the afternon Cuite was was sentensed for 30 days and $15.20 fine chirstopher Little and Beatty where senteced to 15 days and $6.00 fine Knotts Conn and Herrington are on the Sick List

The storm kept us up all night but the morning was clear. We went through out regular routine of business. We had fresh meat again in the evening. The whole regiment marched three miles out to Malate and had dress parade and passed grand review which was very satisfactory. But, we all got a good soaking before we arrived at our barracks. Our four prisoners each got a trial in the afternoon. [Gilbert] Cuite was sentenced to 30 days and a $15.20 fine. [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sentenced to 15 days and $6.00 fine. [George] Knotts, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington were on the sick list.

Wednesday, October 26th, 1898

It has raigned pretty near all Night but the day is clear and hot until 6 pm we had a heavy Storm and it got quiet chilly fell just like a Night in November at home we where vaxinated again at least the most of us we had Regimental parade in the Evening on our Street we had fresh Meat and 3 good Meal this day Cuite christopher Little and Beatty where send to the Guard house at 11 clock by the Captain for leaving Quarters after Taps Conn Knotts and Herrington are on the Sick List

It has rained pretty near all night but the day is clear and hot until 6 p.m. when we had a heavy storm and it got quite chilly. Just felt like a night in November at home. We were vaccinated again, at least most of us. We had a regimental parade in the evening on out street. We had fresh meat and three good meals this day. [Gilbert] Cuite, [Frank] Christopher, [William] Little and [Curtis] Beatty were sent to the guard house at 11 o’clock for leaving quarters after Taps. [George] Conn, [George] Knotts and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.

Tuesday, October 25th, 1898

It has raigned steady all night I slept pretty good until 3 am when I had some more Attack of Cramps and rheumatic pains in my right Leg and Arm also suffer of diarrhea most of the day our Outpost come in at 8 pm all are soaking wet they all eat a hearty Breakfast and sleep until noon we have no drill all day every body is resting up and getting their Mail ready for the City of Para wich was sail a few days ago is going to leave in the Morning Cuite is discharged from Hospital Knotts Miller Conn and Herrington are on the sick list

It has rained all night. I slept pretty food until 3 a.m. when I had some more attack of cramps and rheumatic pains in my right leg and arm. I’m also suffering from diarrhea most of the day. Our outpost came in at 8 p.m. All are soaking wet. They all are a hearty breakfast and slept until noon. We had no drill. All day everybody is resting up and getting their mail ready for the [ship] City of Para which was to sail a few days ago but is going to leave in the morning. [Gilbert] Cuite is discharged from the hospital. [George] Knotts, [George] Miller, [George] Conn and [Charles] Herrington are on the sick list.

Sunday, October 9th, 1898

it has raigned all Night but is clear now until 3 p.m. we have another heavy Shower we are all attending Services at the Opera House and listen to a fine Concert given by the Colorado Bands consisting of 28 piece after Service where dismissed both Regiment being well represented most of our Officers are taken verry little Interest in Religion Service and do not even attempt to make their Co goe christopher Baird Daugherty Miller and Cuite remain on the Sick List but Cuite is taken to teh general Hospital in the Evening this makes 3 of our men there Jno Baird “Fever” Fred Germiwine a verry bad Leg and Cuite with (—–)

It has rained all night but it is clear now. Up until 3 p.m. we had another [rain] shower. We are all attending services at the Opera House and listened to a fine concert given by the Colorado bands consisting of 28 pieces. After service we were dismissed. Both Regiments were well represented [at the service]. Most of our officers show very little interest in religious services and do not even attempt to make their companies go. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Miller, and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list but Cuite is taken to the General Hospital in the evening. This makes three of our men there: John Baird with a fever, Fred Jennewine with a very bad lag and Cuite with (—–)

Saturday, October 8th, 1898

This is a verry hot day we have to suspend drills on account of it and only have a Battalion drill in the Evening we hear all Kinds of Rumors about us going home in November even the “amerikan Soldier” says that we would goe home in November between the 6 x 10. christopher Baird Dougherty Miller and Cuite remain on the sick List Collrbean Palmer left for U.S.A.

This is a very hot day, we had to suspend drills on account of it and (we) only had Battalion Drill in the evening. We hear all kinds of rumors about us going home in November. Even the “American Soldier” says that we will go home in November between the 6th and the 10th. [Frank] Christopher, [James] Baird, [Homer] Daugherty, [George] Miller and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list. Collrbean Palmer left for the U.S.A.           

Friday, October 7th, 1898

We have had a good Shower during the Night and every thing looks fresh this Morning we are having a extra issue of fresh Meat to day we are trading our Coffee of for Tea to the Chinese and our Corn Beef and Roast Beef we sell to the Merchants at low prices as none of the Boys cares for Corned Meats Co C. is doing Guard duty at the prison our patients at the general Hospital are getting along fine and Jno Baird exspect to be out in a few days all the Boys are sending Mail I do Guard duty to Night at the prison Christopher Hanan Baird Miller Dougherty and Cuite remain on the sick List

We have had a good shower during the night and everything looks fresh this morning. We are having an extra issue of fresh meat today. We are trading out coffee for tea to the Chinese and our corned beef and roast beef we sell to the merchants at low prices since none of the boys care for corned meats. Company C had guard duty at the prison. Out patients at the general hospital are getting along fine and John Baird expects to be out in a few days. All the boys are sending mail. I have guard duty tonight at the prison. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hannan, [James] Baird, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [Gilbert] Cuite remain on the sick list.

Thursday, October 6th, 1898

The weather is fine and a niece Breese is blowing the biggest part of the day we are pretty comfortable now we are making good use of our Cots wich we recieved on the 3 d it is reported that there are 15 cases of smal pox has being ravnig here all the time Christopher Hanan Baird Kennedy Miller Dougherty & Cuite sick

The weather is fine and a nice breeze is blowing. The biggest part of the day we are pretty comfortable. We are now making good use of our cots which we received on the third. It is reported that there are 15 cases of small pox. It has been raining here all the time. [Frank] Christopher, [Max] Hanan, [James] Baird, [William] Kennedy, [George] Miller, [Homer] Daugherty and [Gilbert] Cuite sick.