Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     March 1-Saturday
     Another very warm and pleasant day. Lieut and his gang are at work on our log house.
     I have been on business up to General Phelps with J.M.G. Parker about a boy he want-ed placed upon our roll. we have put him on it on these conditions namely that he is to be placed on daily duty with Parker and to be learned to drum when he will be placed upon the drum Corp we to have credit for his and Hatchs rations and it will come out of the company fund.
     The Pensacola has come in to day from Key West and accompanied by one of the National Gaurd ships with provisions for the fleet a move is taken if from here in some direction the South Carolina sailed from here this morning with her prize the Magnolia for Boston. she also carried the mail in which I send two letters to my wife.
     Capt had his swelling cut open to night I hope he will improve after it then seems to be nothing but a swollen gland this being our holiday and no drills since morning we stroll around a little & see the sights. they are not numerous but what they are we must see.
     The slabs of wood have come for Eastmans head and foot. stones I am to paint and letter it a mark I shall leave behind me for some ones to look at and wonder about.


Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
     Saturday, March 1
     Another fine day nothing to do
     But 2 drills to day.  this afternoon
     Is[?] washing clothes through Camp.
     The Steamer Pensacola and Ship
     National Guard arrived this PM.
     There is nothing of consequence
     Stirring.  but Camp Stores

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