Qr. Master Sergt. Howe:
From a Letter:
January 9, 1862.
Thursday. Nothing new. Two gunboats came up the harbor.
2d Lieut. Elliot:
No sailing orders as yet and I do not know what to think about it. it seems very strange that we can find out nothing or know nothing about our future course.
We shall know sometime where we are and what we are doing. at least I hope so. Weather is very cold and still pleasant. [Illustration – double page]