Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     March 21-Friday
     Cold and very windy day Gen. Butler has not yet come ashore. the tide is very high and driving right on shore. it is dangerous for a boat to make the attempt
     Col Dudley was on shore to day looked the Regiment over and consider it a fine one.
     I suppose there will be some changes in our line Officers very soon. Though probably must for a week or two.
     No drills at all to day on account of our [---] having no Officers that have any authority for the Mass 30 as this Regiment will be known hereafter. though we are have had no orders as yet.
     Lieut Louvrin is on gaurd to day. a nice day for it.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
     Friday 21
     Still blowing very hard had a cold
     Night of it on the old boat.  but we
     Got ashore this morning about 9[?] Ock
     It was very rough and we got well wet
     In the operation there was 2 or 3
     Large Gun Boats arrived yesterday
     With soldiers on board.  Butler has not
     Landed yet.

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