[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital.
A beautiful day. Glorious welcome news. The long wished for tidings. Rich-mond and Petersburgh are fallen. All honor to our
noble boys. 12,000 prisoners and 50 pices of artillery. The greatest excitement ever witnessed. Received a good letter full
of love from my Judith (20). In the evening went out and heard speeches from the Vice President Gen'l [Butler] and [many]
others feel [joyful] and very well. Also letter enclosed from Aunt in Judie's [letter].