[written above date] Stanton General Hospital Washington D.C.
A beautiful sunny day. Birds begin to appear, and the [grass] is emerging up deliciously green. War news grand today In the
forenoon visited the Capitol, had dinner with some friends and then proceeded to the Navy Yard. Went all through the Monitor
[mine] [tank]. Two guns are large enough for me to [illegible] and [quietly] [rest in] its bore. This vessel was one which
subdued Fort Sumpter and Fort Fisher. it showers some severe blows. also went a board the [illegible] Mohican 12 guns. In
the evening visited good samariton Division Sons of L. interesting exercises. feel quite well, no letters.