We were expecting orders to [illegible] today, as we could see from the top of Story Mountains a levy column of troop me[illegible]
the [illegible] of the [illegible] tomorrow will probably be our day to start. A dream of home The sun had set beneath Virginia's
sky The gloom of eve had risen from the east. The stars peaceful forth from out the north on high. Shadowing their lustre
air earths many [illegible]. So calm, so silent, not a sound was heard. Save now and there the chirping of a bird.