Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     April 12-Saturday
     Great Republic and Idaho blown on shore last night but not damaged very badly. this morning is very pleasant but quite cool.
     3 men killed by Lighting in 31st Mass Regiment. one man knocked down while standing gaurd, at the Wharf. Comp K of our Regiment.
     Kanawha came in with 5 prizes. small schooners loaded with cotton.
     Washington reported wrecked on coast just down Island she is supposed to have a mail on board for us. I hope so. Quartermaster 7th Vermont under arrest.
     New London is with 2 prizes loaded with Molasses.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Wednesday 12
     Rather a cool morning the
     Pay master has begun to pay off
     Our regiment Our company
     Have signed the pay roll and
     Will be paid off this evening if
     Nothing happens.

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