[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital, Washington D.C.
A very beautiful day. Feel very well. War news no account except from Sherman. His army on the move again. Detailed action
unkonwn. Gen'l Grierson's great raid a success. Bringing many prisoners and destroying much property, but not accomplishing
its grand purpose, the release of our unfortunate comrads lingering in Southern prisons. Gen Hood's army [illegible] going
into [illegible] Quarters, in the forenoon visted Mr. Spevy and received promise to help me in my seeking a position in the
War Dept. also invited to his house and spent the evening [illegible] time, retiring to Hospital found a good letter [availing]
me from my truest friend Judie Underdown, had to make out inventory of stock necessary to start a printing office for the
Hospital think of organizing Debating Club & starting a little paper. in the Evening at work till after 12o'clock wrote part
of a letter to [Ineli U. Sury], in change very much in favor of our Debating Society.