2 pages, 5 x 8, in ink, written by Captain E.F. Daland.
Report of Officer of the Day, Oct. 28th
Received from the Officer of the previous day two prisoners, Thos. Davenport of Co. K, awaiting sentence of Court Martial, A.P. Hatch, of Co. B, sentenced to four days fr.[om] date the 28th. James Power, Co. E, was given in charge for over staying his furlough, released at Guard Mounting, the 29th. J. Murphy, Private of Co. C, was brought in camp by the Provost Guard at 11 A.M. having stayed beyond his furlough, been found intoxicated, used insolent language to the Provost Guard. Charges are to be preferred against him by his Captain. The Sutler has complained that sundry persons are allowed within the camp who sell articles which he thinks he should have the exclusive sale of. I notice that many of the sentinels have the idea that females and children are allowed to cross the lines at any part of the camp. Respectfully, E.F. Daland, Capt. Co. F, Officer of the Day, Camp Meigs, Oct. 29/62. To Col. Chs. R. Codman, Comdg. 45th Regt. Docket on the reverse, Report of the Officer of the Day & Guard. October 28th, 1862. Very neatly written document with excellent content.
Edward F. Daland, was an 1856 graduate of Harvard, and a resident of Boston. He enlisted on May 26, 1862, as a private, and was mustered into the Boston Massachusetts Infantry Cadets, a 3 months unit, and mustered out on July 2, 1862, at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. On September 26, 1862, he was commissioned captain of Co. F, 45th Massachusetts Infantry, and was mustered out on July 7, 1863.