Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     March 4-Tuesday
     Windy and cool day.
     Battallion drill this P.M. under Major Paine. formed Square. and Countermarch Battalion. had a very good drill considering how the wind blew.
     Tonight we have a report that Lieut Willey and some 10 or 12 privates of the 26th Regiment. who were up on the upper end of the Island chopping wood were surrounded by a party of Rebels who came in a boat from Secesh and landed surprised these men and took them away.
     I also learn that Capt Reed had some 8 or 10 privates with him when he went away. & that he went without leave.
     Capt Fessenden is before a court of examination for getting drunk while Officer of the day on day before yesterday. he is of the 12th Maine Reg’t.


Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary: 
     Tuesday 4
     A fine day they began to pay
     Off the 9th Conn to day it will
     Be our turn next.  the new
     London is after a craft on the
     Rebel shore.

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