Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     February 15-Saturday
     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

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