[written above date]: Hospital near Stevensburgh Va.
Another pleasant day, feel very well. Dr. Munson returned from Washington today, in the evening we received orders to be ready
to move at 7 in the morning. My direction not known but we expect a demonstration is to be made [illegible] the [Enemy]. Tomorrow
Early this morning the [illegible] started and joined the Div. marching in the direction of Morton's Ford which they crossed
at 9 in the morning. Severe skirmishing all the day. was left in the [illegible] to take care of the Ladies. towards evening
the wounded were but in among them Lt Col. Pierce, Col. Lackwood, Col. [Savage] and Lieut. Shields of the Div. Staff all severly
wounded and also several of the Men of our Regt. this has been a disastrous day to us. loss in all about 250 killed wounded
and [weary]. The Regt. returned about 8 this evening but had to go back to the [River] again by 12. raining very hard.