Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     April 7-Monday
     Weather very warm as usual.
     My turn on Police or Regimental gaurd to day. Had a Batt drill this morning on firing with blank cartridges. fired by Battalion by Wing Company, Rank. & by file. done very well much better than was expected
     3 or 4 vessells in to day. our tides very high and a strong wind blowing from off the shore
     Js. Bohannan was down and [---]. Bills watch and chain
     Bill went up to the 26th & by good luck got it back. no knowing how soon Bill will get away from here. he is waiting for the undaunted.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
     Monday, April 7, 1862.
     A fine morn.  the Black Prince
     Sailed yestersday for boston the
     Gun Boat Saxon went out last
     Night with provisions for
     Our fleet in the Mississippi
     The 7 * 8th Vermont Regts are
     Landing.  there was 2 gun boats
     Come in to day.  their is a
     Report that the 16th[?] Mass
     Regt is all cut up.

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