Dec 25. Thurs. Wrote letter. Visited hospt. Celebrated Xmas with
roast beef and
getting up a dance in front of our mess tent for the men.
It don’t seem to take much. Rode out to find 2d. N. J. V.
Not successful. Visitd. hos – wounded are nearly
all removed to Washington &c. found four dying men
one a Cath. wished me to pray for him, two were Christians
one very bright & happy – talked & prayed with all.
A mild day. ‘Tis sd. we are to return to Washington.
Captain Edward Spear of Co. K, and Quartermaster John S. Muschamp
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]