A beautiful day with showers in the evening. Received two letters one from Mother and one from my friend miss [Libbie H].
Wrote answer to mother's letter. Surrender of [Kirby Louis] and Army. War [illegible] for exciting the men to insubordination
action by the [Ward muster] and one of the [stewards] who both stopped to a lie in daring [illegible]. Am [illegible] of the
[change]. Nothing made by lettering a lie [actions] will [vindicate] my [illegible] services in the 6th ward.