Thurs 13. Fine warm, visited sick in Camp - & then rode via
Georgetown to Cliffburn & Emory hospitals – spent several hours
talking & praying with men, giving tracts, papers &c.
Cummings hopes he is a Xn. for sd. he “I am a changed boy
Doctor (he calls me doctor) & I mean to stay changed.)”
His father was with him – others appeared better – except a
few – Collins died on the 7th the fifth death we have
had in that hospital
The [ink blot] as I passed the Capital – home to dinner
after distributing mail – Held three interestg. prayer
meetgs. in tents.
Private Samuel S. Cummings, Co. F, 25th New Jersey
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]