Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     17-Monday
     Weather warm and pleasant Relieved from fatigue this morn no battalion will this morn is as to give our men a chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s day a great portion of them being Irish.
     2 Gun. and fury boats arrived here this morning bieng 2 out of 4 which started pour this place. 2 were [suncked - ?] on the passage.
     Brigade drill this P.M. from 2 until 6 O Clock 5 regiments.
     Warren W. Gilson sent to the Fort under charges preferred by Lieut Louvren for conduct predudicial to military discipline and authority.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
     Monday, March 17, 1862.
     A fine morn. St. Patricks day
     No drill this AM. the Colorado
     Is here i see george arrington[?] and
     Pike today John[?] Evelethe[?] is in her
     And is well. there was an alligator
     Killed up in the sinkes[?] about 5 feet
     Long. the frigate Com[?] Preble[?] sailed
     To day. there was 2 ??? Transports
     Arrived this PM. they are to convey
     Troops to the forts ?? ???? to day[?].

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