Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     March 29-Saturday
     Still fine weather, very warm.
     Tomorrow is our Inspection by Brigadir Gen’l Shepley the first appearance of his honor since taking command of the Brigade.
     Drill in the morning as usual. Battalion and Company ditto.
     At noon the heat was almost intolerable. it seems as if it would burn though our clothes.
     Capt Brown expecting orders every moment for a man. Capt Shipley getting along finely. Lieut Louvrin getting tired almost of waiting for transportation home.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Saturday, March 29, 1862.
     Another pleasant Morning a ship
     and gunboat arrived here this
     Forenoon.  Gen Williams Division
     Got marching orders this PM
     And are busy packing up they
     Dont know where they are to
     Go.  the 4th & 6th Mass Battery
     Go with them.

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