[written above date]: Stanton General Hospital, Washington D.C.
A fine beautiful day, feel very well in the morning finished letter to my Betrothed, also sent Aunt Mercy yesterdays paper.
the War news today very good and encouraging, interesting account of Stoneman's great raid through W. Virginia and Tennessee,
vast accounts of Rebel property destroyed. Genral Sherman's Army again moving. Also some activity in the Potomac army, the
day seems not far distant when we shall have peace. the Board of Examiners of the New 1st army [Corps] met here again today,
with a little in my scrapbook not but little work today. Feel very well apear and of rain tonight the beautiful while robe
of snow emblem of family has dissapeared leaving us mature in its meanest [apprasal]. Mud, in the evening wrote a beginning
to my letter for Thursday to my Betrothed no letter from home today.
"Strive not to live long but to live well, How long we live not years but actions tell."