The Blues in Grey

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The Blues in Grey
The Civil War Journal of William D. Dixon and the Republican Blues Daybook
Edited by Roger S. Durham
March 1862

Fort Jackson near Savannah
Monday 24th- It has been very cold all day. The company held a meeting tonight and elected the following officers Second Lieutenant Nichols re-elected. Sergeant Schneider, Sergeant Elkins, Sergeant Theus, Sergeant Willis, Sergeant Cornell, Corporal Barber, Corporal Meldrim Corporal McGrath, Corporal Flood. I am the officer of the day
Tuesday 25th- It has been quite warm all day. Great changes in the weather. I have felt unwell all day. A few ladies visited the post today.
Wednesday 26th- I am troubled still with a bad cold and sore throat. Steamer Firefly is running between this post and the city twice a day. An iron Ram is being built for the defense of this River. There are 600 hands to work on it.
Thursday 27th- My sore throat has left me and my cold is much better. We had an oyster supper last night which went very well. It was quite a surprise. A large party of ladies visited here this morning but did not stay long.
Friday 28- It is very warm, queer weather this. I have gotten rid of my cold. A boat left here last night for Fort Pulaski.
Sunday 30th- It has been very warm. It was as much as I could do to keep my coat on. The sand flies were very bad. Tonight there is a great change, it is very cool. The 13th Georgia Pickett captured two Yankees this morning and shot one of our men who had been a prisoner of theirs and broke his arm. the boat that went to Pulaski returned to the city last night being successful in making her trip. I took Lieutenant Anderson's place as the officer of the day, as he wanted to go to the city. It has been very lonesome all day and I have felt very dull. The captain had a meeting this morning.

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