2d Lieut. Elliot:
Morning very warm and Salty the most uncomfortable feeling day we have had thus far.
8 A.M. took our Company up to Major Watson for payment 27 of our men recieved no pay on account of an error of the Mustering Officer Capt Lemes not giving us the proper certificate to show they have been duly mustered into service.
Today we have had our usual amount of drills our Brigade was increased one Regiment. by the addition of the Maine 14th they now much better than the 12th Me although a much younger Regiment.
The Colorado attempted to come in to day but met with the usual luck and run aground. the same as [---] everything has that is connected with this division
The Mississippi has not shown herself as yet.
Ocean Pearl is discharging her cargo of horses today.
Gen Thompson was in our Quarters tonight it seems he come out on the Black Prince when she lost so many horses. started with 153 and saved only 5. he is going to work for Reeves the [---] of Me 12th.
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Got paid off last night i had
55.45[?] cts. due me. we had this
Fornoon to write our friends
I wrote a letter to send home
By the fulton which sails
This noon with the mail the
Good Steam Ship Constitution
Arrived yesterday with 3 regts
On board from NewPort News
They are landing to day they are
A hearty looking set of men they
Are the 4th Wis. 6th Mich. & 21st
Indiana Regts. they were fired
Into by the rebels from Sewalls Pt
But not hit. the men are all
Busy writing home and sending
Thier money. a large steamer come
In to day the harbor is full
Of Vessels of all kinds a storm brewing