[written above date]:Stanton Hospital, Washington. City D.C.
The old year has gone, gone forever with all its joys, sorrows, and cares, a New Year is just began, our hearts beat high
with thankfulness and of hope for the future, and we begin the New Year with a merry greeting to all, especially to our absent
comrads in the field, may the God of Battles protect all of them and ere another New Years day resore them again to our waiting
anxious friends. - a greeting to our bereaved ones with tender sympathy. Those who mourn the loss of these gone forth-to-battle
never to return, - to our country in I all levels of Freedom a greeting with the wish that soon the Angel of Peace will find
its wings and rush over our beloved country. This had been a cold but beautiful day in the morning was very busy on office
work. recieved a letter from (lots of weird symbols and characters), answered the same, in the evening. also wrote short letter
to my cousin with the mount pleasant hospital, in the afternoon was visited by my frend [Mr. Mom] and two members of my Regt.
was not out of the hospital today. sent this morning Chronicle to Aunt Mercy.