A very stormy night last night Rain blow Thunder & Lighting very severe.
This morning it is very cold so cold we have to put on our overcoats in order to be comfortable. to say nothing about being warm.
Today I have been down and compared our Muster rolls Gen. Phelps, Col French, Orderly John & myself constitute the 5 witnesses required. find them to compare perfectly and with some few alternations the Gen. pronounced them correct. left one copy with him for the Adjutant General. 2 with Pay-master and kept one for our own use.
I hear to night that Capts. Read of mounted Rifles, Darwin, of Cavalry & Solon Perkins attemp ted to come down from the upper end of the Island down to our encampment. and have not been heard from since. it is supposed they were driven over upon the rebel shore. if so no doubt they will be prisoners in the hands of the Rebels.
Corpl. B. B. Smith:
This is a very cold windy morning
A regular New England March
Day. Stove had a good fire in the
Tents all day my hand lame yet.