[written above date]: Hospital near Morton's Ford.
Very beautiful and spring-like day, feel pretty well but very feeble. Early this morning all was bustle in getting the sickest
men removed & packing up things. Moved at 11 to the new camp it is but one mile from the [illegible] dreadful deep am pleased
with the camp very much. The Dr has me in his own tent. received two Photographs from home but no letters are getting in patient
for news. Several deserters came into our lines from the Rebs. they say they are suffering very much.
Very cold in the morning helping the Dr. most of the time visited the Company formed the men very comfortable and much contented
also visited the [illegible] friends in Company F. they also were very comfortable and contented, in the Evening received
two letters. One from Aunt Mercy and another from my dear [Skoolmate], B.D. Willson, feel quite contented did not feel very
well had a high fever and sweat much very [deep] and [widespread].
<When you go to kiss-first grasp with haste around the waist, and hug her tight to thee; and the she'll say, "do go away-do,
won't you let me be?" Then, oh, what bliss! but never miss so good a chance as that; then make a dash, as squick as flash,
and--Georgie hold my hat.>