Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
     April 1-Tuesday
     Sun very hot but a fine breeze blowing which makes it quite comfortable out side of our tents
     The first Brigade have not all got on board. Col Dudley is sick or we should have been under orders to go with them as it is we will be left behind.
     New London is aground blown on by the wind last night she has been got off at noon. after pulling with try boat and breaking every quantity of calles and [---].
     Parker went over to Biloxi with a portion of Gen’l Butlers staff. with a little girl who was captured a few days since on board of a schooner with 2 or 3 men. the flag of truce was fired into. The party was under charge of Major Strong.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
      Tuesday, April 1, 1862.
     A fine day.  some of the troops
     Have gone on board ship
     And lay out in the harbor
     It[?] very is very quiet[?] here

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