Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2, 1862

2d Lieut. Elliot:
Diary:
     May 2-Friday
     Miami landed her troops and returned down river this morn.
     Right wing of our Regiment went on board river boat Diana at 12 M and are on their way for a land-ing some 2 miles up river. the North America is being towed up by a boat of the Seven Star line of tour boats of New Orleans manned by our Yankees. We landed our right wing and in about an hour the left came up and disembarked and joined us took our way up the Levies and took possession of a large store house for our Quarters said house contains large quantities of Grain, Sugar, and Molasses. Right wing into N.O. 3 ½ P.M. leave John on board Ship to night. he not being able to land.
     Found some little excitement jeering and cheers for Jeff Davis, Beauregard and Co. but no trouble.
     Recieved 3 letters one from my wife, one mother and one from Chas. Kimball Old dates Feb 27th.

Corpl. B. B. Smith:
Diary:
      Friday 2
     Fine again we went on board
     The river steamer Diana a spendid
     Floating Palace and went up to the
     Leves & Landed and marched toward[?]
     Somerville[?] then took up our
     Quarters[?] in a Large Warehouse
     ????? by Board of St Louis
     It has Corn, Rice, Rye Barley &
     Plenty[?] ?? alot of White Sugar
[Mem]
[Memorandum currently missing]

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