[written above date]: Hospital Near Morton's Ford.
Pleasant day felt very well in the Evening [captured] a very pretty flying Squirrel. A little innocent which I shall adopt
as a pet. No news from home In the evening received my [bag] with a splendid pair of boots and many little articles of comfort
from home, which [illegible] that the lone Soldier is not forgotten by his dear ones at home.
<Odds and ends. A dinner of fragments is often said to be the best dinner. So are there few minds but might furnish some instruction
and entertainment out of their scraps, their odds and ends of thoughts. They who can not weave a uniform web, may at least,
produce a piece of patchwork. -Hare.>
Rainy with a few flakes of snow. Wrote to my Aunt May and to Mother. I found [her] letter in my box from Miss N. M Greene
and one from little Charlie Benton of Rochester.