[written above date] Hospital near Stevensburgh Va.
A bitter cold day. The wind blowing almost a hurricane, had to keep pretty close all the day, we will probably stay home for
a long time no news from home wrote to Prof. N. in the afternoon. Was very badly disappointed in not receiving my mail it
being sent to the Regt. My sickness does not seem to get much better but I feel contented, had quite a talk with Dr. Munson.
He is a good Christian man one who loves to do what is right "God is very good to us."
[Written above date] Hospital near Stevensburgh Va.
Cold but pleasant day. Felt somewhat better today wrote to my friend Mrs. S.S. Gieldins of Washington City she has ever been
like a mother to me. Dr. Munson had a good long talk with me today. In the Evening received a letter from my mother, a long
and anxiously expected letter she has been very sick. Furloughs have been stopped and therefore I do not expect to get home.
Feel quite home sick, yet I feel grateful for the Goodness of the kind Father. Rainy and snow in the Evening. [Illegible]