TUESDAY, APRIL 1,1862
One of the men died this morning. The Lieut. sweat quite hard today. I slept
This morning he looks quite cheerful. guess the deil (devil?) wont get him
yet. I gave him his medicine every hour during the night & slept the rest
of the time.
he seems much better. A. M. Mr. Barker came in to see him. In the afternoon
he grew worse. nights the watchman wakes me up every hour and I give him his
Today he has been rather dull, some flighty. though sleeps well he don't
groan very hard. The 5 N. H. & 51 P. A. Regt. embarked to go down the river.
James appeared a little better. The 64th came down on the Cars from Manassas
to go down the river.
Lieut. P. is about the same. I went down to see the boys. they shiped & left
the dock at three oclock.
James is about the same. After dinner his Cousin came over from W. to see
him. After she went away he seemed better untill night.
He ap (appears?) quite rational, enquired about the war & c. Then after that
he grew worse, was wild all day & all night. I staid by his bed all night.
he was a little better but still he was wild. at night I got two boys to
stay in my place but I did not sleep more than three hours
James is a little better.
Mrs. James Bailey
Cor D & 4th Streets (James' cousin)?
Care Miss Laiford
This morning he seems quite smart, ate a little toast. At night he rested
Today he seemed quite cheerful. I have strong hopes of his recovery.
This morning he is a little worse. My hopes have failed. what is life to me
without my dear Friend James.
This morning he seems very low.
his hands & feet are very cold. But by the applycation of bottles of hot
water I soon got him warm. at night he rested well
This morning he seems very low. but he drinks his milk with a good relish.
He is a little better, nothing new has transpired lately. I stand it very
Searg. Alfred H.
Shippy died at Fair Fax S. Hospital.
Drummer William F. Raffey died at Fortress Monroe at 8.
James is about the same. His disease is very queer, one day he will seem
quite smart & the next clear down again.
He is a little better today. Eat raw oisters (oysters) for his dinner. he
relished them well. Milk for his tea.
James is about the same. Raw oisters for dinner & Milk for his supper.
In the morning he seemed quite smart. But did not eat much dinner. At night
he was very low. do not think he will live long.
This morning he is better. His cousin came over to see him. At night Mr.
Manley brought over a new hair mattress for him.
He likes the new bed. guess he will get well after all his sickness. Today I
am about sick. Back door trot.
Bailey came over & brought him some preserved straw berrys & peaches. They
pleased him very much.
James is still on the gain. C. C. Hull (Hall) went down the river. Chance is
Lieut. is getting so that he can eat quite a ration. I am about the same.
There is lots of scandle (scandal) here among the girls & boys.
Grand inspection. No fault found with our Room. No change in the Lieut.
Mrs. Bailey came over. James was quite smart, & i was a good deal better.
She bid James good-by, never to return here again But James does not know
Miss Southwick gave him her rocking chair & in the afternoon he sat up half
an hour. it did not seem to tire him.
Lieut. is on the gain very fast. Sat up an hour today. My health is good.