Stanton General Hospital. A beautiful day. The news good. Great Battle in the neighbhorhood of Petersburgh, our Army successfull.
But losing many men. in the forenoon finished my letter to Miss Judith. At noon received a note from Cousin Johnathan informing
me of his being returned to duty. I started immediately to the Soldiers Rest to see him but he had gone. also received letter
from my Betrothed Miss Judith underdown. (11) In the afternoon and evening our Debating club assembled the [illegible] for
Debate being "Resolved, what simply life is conclusive of more happiness than married" as the President was about I as Vice
President wrote the Chair the question and decided in the negative.