2d Lieut. Elliot:
Weather very warm & muggy. a kind of an August day in Massachusetts.
Gunboat San-de-lago de luba. Arrived —
Our drill to day is in the facings and marching without arms school lesson for tonight is on the manual.
Sudden change. shower and has grown suddenly very cold. a man is not comfort-able with an overcoat on. wind seems to blow right through our clothes.
Quartermaster Webb got injured badly this P.M. a barrel of sugar was being rolled from on board the Lewis. the men lost their hold and it rolled on to his legs. and gave him a very severe sprain. [Illustration]
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
A fine morning. my 42d birthday
I put my knapsack on and reported
At head quarters and was sent back
Cleared. had a heavy shower this
Afternoon. not any duty today
An officer in the 2d regt. got
Hurt to day by a barrell of beef
Rolling on his leg. the constitution
Sailed yesterday with the mails for
Home. the N Gordon[?] sailed on an
Excursion this PM.