|State Color (1st) of the 30th Massachusetts|
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Louisiana Research Collection
Wednesday, January 1, 1862*January 1, 1862, B.B. Smith diary, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University.
A Clear cold day with a very high
Wind. We have got orders to be up
Tomorrow morn at (8?), Ock all ready
For a march to leave camp for
Boston if the weather is fair.
The second entry for the day comes from the diary of 2d Lieut. Richard A. Elliot of Co. C.
January 1-WednesdayWas a very cold and dreary day. I went down town & saw Jane this morning, and this evening went down and stayed until 9 o.c. when Dr. Woods carried me back. he went into Merr-mack house and got a bottle of Gin and sent by me to use with Geo Davis & [---] Farr.
It rains and blows to night the worst kind but I suppose we will now get into a warmer climate in a short time at all events we will get started.
*Note that this illustration is from a different day in Lieut. Elliot's diary. He included perhaps a dozen or more illustrations, but I only have access to 2 at the moment. In the future I may be able to secure copies of the others as well.