Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 1862

2nd Lieut. Elliot:
     March 19-Wednesday
     Morning very warm and oppressive the heat is almost unbearable.
     We had a Regiment drill this morn. at 12 N. it commenced raining and storm hard all the afternoon.
     2 more ships arrived and the Gun boat Miami of Phila which we put back to Fortress Monroe with, [---]
     I hear has a large mail on board for us. it is a rainy day and I have no news to write.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
     Wednesday 19
     A drill day.  another larger Ship
     Arrived to day with the other 400
     Of the NH 8th on board they
     Have been 32 days coming from
     Boston a long passage there is
     Troop arriving every day.

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