Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     January 25-Saturday
     Clear of towards morning very pleasant and quite warm we hear that in Massachusetts there is from 18 inches to two foot of snow. that is much different from what we are getting here from the weather seems more like April.
     Brought back our tents and once more pitched our encampment on the beach how long it will be before we are obliged to leave I do not know but probably when there come another storm. [Illustration – Ship Island Mar. 3st ‘61]

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
     Saturday, January 25, 1862
     Struck our tents and went back
     To our camp again with everything

     In confusion.

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