Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     April 10-Thursday
     Some 6 or 8 transports in to day lights. it is reported that they are to take troops to South West pass.
     We had 2 Glorious drills to day our Regiment improve some at every drill. and can be beat but very little, at the present time.
     Bill has at last got on board the undaunted ready to sail for home. a large number of discharged men. some Sesesh prisoners. and a number of Officers who have resigned & been sent home. I sent another letter to Jane, by Bill. [Illustration]

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Thursday, April 10, 1862
     Quite a cool morning.  there
     Was 4 Ships come in this forenoon
     I see 2 woman to day.  there is
     A rebel Forse[?] here that gave
     Themselves up.  loaded with
     Cabbage, Beets, celery, Eggs
     And other commoditeis.
     A Large Frigate anchored
     Outside this afternoon.

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