zel. Off. Down the river. Reading
Roderick Random. Supper. H. Hills &
Howell disappear afterwards (being drink-
ing in the Steward�s room) I sit reading
till 11, by which time the New Bruns-
wick reaches New Orleans. General
turning out of berths and cabins and
going ashore. H. Hills and Howell
do so. I turn into berth above B.
Hills and sleep till morning.
23. Friday. Got breakfast
aboard � then ashore with baggage
and B. Hills. To Gen. Banks head-
quarters, in search of expected mails.
Then down St Charles St. to Lafayette
Square, where Hills paid a visit to
Mc Clure at the quartermaster�s office,
and I mounted guard over the baggage.
Ripley came by. To hotel. Got
separate rooms. Waked up Hayes
who was abed. Saw all the other
fellows, except Hamilton, who had
gone down to forts below the city.