Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 1862

Qr. Master Sergt. Howe:
From a Letter:
     February 11, 1862. Sunday. I have packed my clothes, previous to landing. We expect to arrive to-night.

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     February 11-Tuesday
     Nothing transpired today worthy of note very still and pleasant as it has been since we landed.
     Night 11 O Clock. was interrupted in our game of Euchre by the Champions. for 10 games in which Crowley & myself were the winners by 9 games. by a Bacchanalia revel of almost ½ the Bummers of the Regiment drinking Rum and singing until 1 ½ O Clock.
     they had a mock trial by Jury of J.M.G. Parker for underlying what properties vinegar but in reality was whisky and poor at that. Fuller Judge Advocate McGee & Wells Council

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
     Tuesday 11
     A fine morn with a cool breeze
     From the NW fresh winds
     We have had a fine passage
     So far.  the men all anxious
     To see ship island.  i have had
     A light touch of rheumatism
     For the last few days the ship
     Is agoing first rate we expect
     To have a sight of S island by
     Morning.  this is a good day for
     Washing & airing clothes

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