[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital, Washington D.C.
A very beautiful day, sun shining brightly over all. in the morning finished my letter accouncement last night at 11 p.m.
a friend called for me and together we took a walk, visited Mr. Sperry's Rooms in the Capitol but he was not there. Then called
upon Col. Chas J. Powers at the 108th and at the house of Dr. Munson where I spent a very pleasant hour in the afternoon wrote
to Cousin [Phenie Nullage], the war news quite good from all quarter except the failure at Wilmington N.C. but that place
will ere long feel the iron grasp of Uncle Sam the Board of [enemies] for the new 1st corps under Major General Hancock not
here today. Made an effort to hurry up my papers at the Adjutant General's Office but with no success. Have felt quite unwell
today but still have continued at my work, no letter received today from any source, am getting impatient for news from home,
my term of service is slowly but surely wearing away, till soon be gone, here are your Citizen and M. M.