[written above transcription]: Hospital near Morton's Ford, Va.
A very beatiful day all nature seems to be rejoicing. This has been one of the quietest and happiest Sabbaths that I have
enjoyed for a long long time. Read one the Books belonging to the library of the chaplain. Also read several chapters in my
Bible enjoyed evening worship with Dr. Munson. How I can appreciate those times when all my dear friends were assembled in
family worship, how I miss the happy times now. Nothing of [illegible] all quiet along the [illeigible] now and then a rifle
report that [seems] poor Rebel is trying to come in.
Pleasant and very springlike. Do not feel much better today. No news from home. Visited my Company and some friends in Co.
F. [illegible] Ayers returned today he has been absent a very long time partly without leave, helped to clean the medical
[illegible] was [of] work on them most of the day. Several offices in the Regt. are [illegible] and their [illegible] language
can be heard the [The rest is almost completely illegible.]
<Meeting and parting! meeting and parting! Thus it must be while on earth we dwell; The happy smile and the quick tear starting,
The welcome clasp and sad farewell. But by and by there will come a meeting Of bliss which no human heart could bear, Where
are no partings to check the greeting Of all the beloved gathered there. Soul that art sick of the frequent dying--The deadly
anguish of parting pain, Whiten thy garmnets and cease thy sighing, Heaven shall restore thee thine own again.>