Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10, 1862

Qr. Master Sergt. Howe:
From a Letter:
     January 10, 1862. Friday.
     Went ashore to get some cases of shoes, bought a pair of canvas shoes. General Butler came aboard and then went to Fort Independence. Returned for dinner. We are to go to the fort and await orders. A gunboat came alongside and I loaded our tents and stores on her, we move in the morning. So we have been fighting for the "Constitution" eight days and have gained "Independence!" Well, we must go where Uncle Sam sees fit to send us. News that the Burnside expedition has sailed. Expect a hard day's work to-morrow.

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     January 10-Friday
     Another cold and wintiry day. I really think that that if we ever get into warm weather.
     Nothing new to write or say anything about this morning still in Boston Harbor now some 8 days. as long as the men should be allowed for their health to stay them but they must stay there untill they are ordered off.

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