2d Lieut. Elliot:
Still stormy and we all wet through and have been since we landed it seems as though it never would cease.
Nothing doing to day except repitching our tents. the first time we have had an opportunity to do it since we landed. to day our pins have come ashore Stoves and funnels.
Got a letter from my wife giving the particulars death. I wish I had have known it before we left Boston. I would have gone up at any rate. and have stopped for a day or two. and have regained the Regiments at this place.
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Wednesday, January 22, 1862
We dont have very hard times
Here we cannot drill much
On account of the sand. this
Is a great place for sudden
Showers or[?] thunder & Lighting
& Very high winds.