[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A rainy, snowy very disagreeable day. Applied for and served as [a] [press] to Alexandria to [Illegible] a sick lady friend.
Took the 10-20 a.m. A. M. train and arrived in Alexandria at 11 a.m. Hired a [Illegible] procured a pass [Illegible] the lines
and arrived at my friends home by 12. M found her quite sick. About 3 p.m. the [Illegible] was frightened at a report that
Guerillas were near, and started for Alexandria. [Coming] to work back through the rain at 5 p.m. returned to Alexandria afoot,
visited a friend [Illegible] at the soldiers barracks. Found him badly wounded, returned to Washington at 7 p.m. went out
[Illegible] [wet] to the skin. Spent about an hour with some lady friends of Mr. McLaughlin's House then retired to bed.