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:
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