We were troubled much last eve by the [Guerrillas] but our [Guard] finally drove them off but with the less of 16 men on our
side. Arrived in Belle [Plain] at 7 in [the] morning was kindly treated by members of the Christian Commission. At 11 was
transferred on board steamer and at 12 we started for [Washington] city where about one mile of the city we were run into
by another boat which caused us to [sink] but the [pilot] [ran] us ashore about 12pm we were taken off by another boat arrived
in Washington about 1 PM taken on a stretcher to this. He shifted [illegible].
Awoke this morning from a sweet dream of home and its love associations and found myself instead in a hospital a wounded solider.
Early [after] a good breakfast my wound was probed and dressed by a young surgeon. But are quite skillful. I am every week
today and the Dr says I would not even sit up. ['Tis] very painful and [tiresome] to be still. A friend wrote to [Ms. Green's]
for me. This hospital is very much crowded with wounded. Sisters of Mercy visit us and gave good words of cheer.