February 8-12 1863

Henry S. Robinson Diary, February 8th -12th 1863
Henry S. Robinson Diary, February 8th -12th 1863

8th Feb. On the Potomac
The “Wilson Small” was loaded [ ]
deeply there was considerable [ ]
in the river, floating – not quite so much
however as yesterday, the trees were
bare so had good view of Mt. Vernon
Fort Washtn. has 40 or 50 barbette guns,
left Washtn. at 8am and at the Creek
about 1P.M. – Got my freight  off
through the Warehouse +loaded
go on the 6OClock train- arrd.
at Falmouth about 71/2 P.M.
– Guard put on the boxes
Read letter written from Mary written 2
on containing -stamps and change

9th Got trams and took boxes to
Camp + delivered them to the men
Gave $10 towards Col. Bowmans
horse- cost $300-
Wrote to Adams + [ ]
[ ] [ ] [ ] Col Presidentialwith
horse + in the evening a
Social meeting was held at
his Quarters

10th Opp. Fredbg – Wasin day
a great day of Ball playing in AM
Orelens came about 12 to get seen
to start in Formal Line about
2OClock- F.A.G. +H. G.+P.G.
Got started in Gass (?) about 4 ½ 
arrd at Cequia(?) creek about dark
Went aboard Str.(?) S. America
all of the 36th [ ] of 100th

11th Got under way about 7 ½ AM
Raw wind + finally rainy
Came to anchor about 8 Pull in
St. Mary’s river
Paid for breakfast + dinner 75

12th On board the S. America
Got underway about 6 ½ AM,
Foggy, drizzly, can’t see
anything on shore
[ ] #29 to Mary = just ½ in the
mail. After geting into the Bay
the weather cleared up + could
Chesapeake Bay



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