Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     January 15-Wednesday
     On account of bad weather that is foggy and rainy. we were obliged to lay to and wait until daylight before proceeding on our voyage. there is not anything to write of interest but I find it rather monotonous being on the water and seeing nothing but the same things over and over again. but tomorrow we Shall arrive at Fortress Monroe tomorrow and there we shall have a change for a day or two.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
     Wednesday 15
     Another fine day but rather
     Rough.  this suits me first
     Rate.  the ship goes along
     Finely about 12 miles the

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