1862 January 30

[from the diary of Jesse Calvin Spaulding, Co. F, 25th Massachusetts, currently on assignment to the Commissary Dept. on the steamer “Admiral”]

This forenoon we tried to get
off the bank but it was no go.
she would not start, but this afternoon
the wind changed and blew strong so we
blew off and went over safely all night
and anchored close to the ferry boat Cur-
lew, on which is part of my regiment.
Some of the boys came over with a boat
to have me go over with them so I went and
am going to stay over night. Had a good
chat with George Lowe and Phineas Phelps

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