Hosptial near Stevensburg Va.
Really beautiful day, feeling unwell in the forenoon but but better in the evening copied allmost all day in my [illegible]
diary. Dr. Dougherty & Med inspector of the Corp was on a tour of inspection today he seemed quite pleased with our Hospital.
[illegible] was aslo on a visit here, no news from home, read a chapter of Dr. Marks Book, in the evening wrote to my friend
Thomas [Gliddon] of Rochester, News from the front is that Lee has been reinforced by Longstreet. "Better a poor, but peacfull
life than wealth and treasure brought with strife."
One of the finest days we have had felt very weak and played out all the day, was out of the tent all day it seemed so very
pleasant did considerable work for the steward in cleaning up. Wrote a good bit in my old Dairy. Received a letter from my
friend M. A. Haver of Levingston Co. NY. Also wrote a letter in answer to same. Read several chapters in Dr. Marks work.
very cold this evening with an appearance of snow a poor fellow died on the 12 N.J. Hospital also a Lieut. in the 3rd brigade
he was buried this afternoon.