Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 8, 1862

Qr. Master Sergt. Howe:
From a Letter:
     January 8, 1862.
     Wednesday. Went ashore and took a warm bath at the Hancock House. The English steamer sailed to-day; we fired a salute. Wrote Captain Davis, telling him to send money home and the folks would draw it from Treasurer Aid Association, Deacon Stickney, Treasurer. Pleasant day.


2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     January 8-Wednesday
     Still very cold and pleasant and but no such a thing as a sailing order has yet been recieved it is beginning to get very monotonous laying here doing nothing.
     There is nothing new to write or to say in fact we seem to be of no account to any body. [Illustration – double page]

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