[written above date] Stanton Gen'l Hospital Washington D.C.
A very cold day. News of a great battle in which the old 2nd Corp. were engaged. Also my regt. losing several men our Boys
successful. No letters received today. Wrote one letter to a friend R. Bishop of Tompkins Co. N.Y.. Also wrote to my Betrothed.
Feel very well today. About 11 p.m. a fire broke out in the ward master's room which was well nigh destroying the whole hospital.
As it was help on the first alarm was speedily gained, and the fire was extinguished doing no further damage than destroying
two rooms and the ward master's clothing. Twas however a very narrow escape.