Qr. Master Sergt. Howe:
From a Letter:
January 6, 1862.
Monday. Have opened three bottles of ink, but some one has spirited them away, so use red this morning. Stormy, and the men are discontented. It seems strange that we don't move. It has become quite filthy below. Some complaint about quarters, so went down this morning and arranged them. The General is expected aboard to-day.
2d Lieut. Elliot:
No very pleasant and cold still no sailing orders. when will they come. we are all anxiously waiting for them.
I have been waiting in hopes I could get home and see the folks once more but am afraid I shall have no opportunity I can get no furloughs for time long enough to leave Boston either too late for the cars, or have not time enough to go.