|JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2007 – NO. 16|
Sunday [February] 14th
Took three mexican prisoners who were Supposed to be spies put them in irons. the Same night the camp was alarmed By the fireing of the Sentinels Belonging to the South Carolinana Regt. of Vols. command. by Col. Butler. the troops were all up and Ready for action in an instant But the alarm proved to be false Thomas Gilpin stabbed in face with Bayonett accidental in the Rush getting Ready.
The Statesman arrived today She had been given up as lost owning to the length of her voyage and no tideings from her Since we left N. Orleans
this morning the men from the last transport came on Shore and encamped along with the rest of the Regt.
Weather very hot men Busy performing Police duty also washing clothing and Bathing
another vessel arrived with more troops
The Rockett + howitzer companies arrived to day with a Splendid Brass Band Burried Serveral men of S. Carolina Regt
Nothing worthy of record except two more deaths in S. Carolina Regt
today Gen. Scott arrived in Steam Ship Massachusetts and was saluted by 17 guns from the St. Mary, and also from the Island he immediately ordered the Mississippi and Louisana Regts of vols to leave one for Barazos [sic] the other for Tampico.
Being Washington's Birth day some of the companies celebrated it By a grand dinner and the Sloop St. Mary fired a National Salute and also from the Island, patriot Speeches were delivered and the day passed off with hilarity and Spirit
this day the Mississippi + Louisana Regt. embarded upon their respective ships and saled from the Island of Lobos the Carpenters were also ordered on Board of our transports to get Ready for a Start.
Lieut. Kretzmise Elected capt in D. company. Regular died on Shipboard Burried on the Island.
this morning immediately after Revillee we commenced preperations for embarkation our Regt Paraded + was inspected by Col. Hitchcock aid to Gen Scott every thing was ready to Leave the Island at 12 oclock. the three Mexican prisoners were now left at Liberty
this morning we Received orders to have our Muster Rolls Ready to be Mustered fifteen more Sails arrived to day with troops
vessels still continued to arrive forming a fleet of about 50 sails. Strict orders from Gen Scott were read on Board of every transport conveying troops.
was visited By the inspecting officers to examine the arms + accouterments to be satisfied that they were in good order for Service
Monday March 2st 1847
Nothing of any consequence except the arrival of another Steam vessel.
we were addressed on the decks of the Ship Oxnard by Col. Wynkoop with a Spirited little Speech we then received fourty rounds of ammunition and other Nessesary with orders to Keep our arms in perfect order
Got under way to day for VeraCruz in company with Several other transports left three companies of the 2d PA Regt on the Island of Lobos they haveing the small pox amongst them.