Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     April 3-Thursday
     Another very hot day.
     Had our usual Battalion drill this morning. but our Company drill was dispensed with on account of the extreme heat.
     Nothing has been heard from the Conn Regiment as yet A very heavy firing heard this morning. it seems to come from Rebels Gun boats & the New London. At 9 O Clock they were in sight of the Island.
     Capt Shipley on as Officer of the day.
     Batt drill at 4 O Clock under Major Paine. we had the poorest drill we have had for a long time.
     A larger loaded with coal for our naval fleet has just arrived from Phila. she was 20 day and over on the passage. she bring no mail.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Thursday 3
     Another very hot day.  i have
     Been on the sick list to day
     There has been no news from
     The soldiers on the other side
     Yet.  the soldiers in the harbor
     Have been ordered on shore again
     They disembarked this PM. there
     Was a bark Come in this PM.

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