[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital
A rainy disagreeable day. War news good. Gen. Sherman at [Porril] City in [illegible] with Gen'l Grant and the President.
131 Patriots received today all wounded. Many very severly. Printing 300 Ward Did Reports. My shoulder very painful and swollen.
Received letter from Miss Libbie E Hodges and also from N. F. Jones and are all good but about letters from my most trusted
and best friend Ell. Answered letter from Ell in the Evening have felt very ill all day. wound very painful.