Very Stormy and extremely cold. the boys from the 26th Regiment say it is the coldest it has been since they have been here.
Lieut Lovrien on fatigues & police duty for the day. here our gaurd duty keeps a gaurd on duty most of the time for 12 hours.
One of the Rangers died on board the Lewis last night his disease I have not been able to find out.
The Niagara just came in towing a small schooner the story here is that she sailed boldly up to her and gave Nigara 2 or 3 shots supposing her to be the Constitution but she got slightly mistaken the Niagara opened her ports and gave her a few shots which took out her mask she surrendered and the Niagara took her in tow and brought her into this port.
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Saturday, February 15, 1862
We have had a hard storm a regular
Norther. very cold & rainy with high
Winds There was 2 men hurt very
Badly yesterday while at work
On the wharfe i went with
A squad of men today bricks to
Floor over the captain tent
After getting the job done the
Captain treated to 3 pies