Company drill this morning and battalion this afternoon. Our Lieut. Bartels drilled was in skirmishing as he did yesterday. Col. West put us over a course this afternoon. It was thorough and long. Noble brought me some soft bread today, and I have lived. Toast tonight. Called to see the Hospital Steward this evening. A long talk. Onions and crackers for luncheon. No letters from Maine for sometime. Have been disappointed. Furnished Butler with two columns today. Reports of an advance. Also reports of drills to be resumed tomorrow. Fine and warm day.
A very rainy day wind nearly all day. At 4 o’clock it cleared off. An execution came off close by.
In afternoon moved camp about a mile just beyond Hd Qrs.
Quite windy otherwise very pleasant. In afternoon [illegible name] and I rode to Culpepper went all through the place. Several shops were open. Plenty of tobacco. Some pretty [...] girls.
Very pleasant today. Got my horse shoed in the morning. Rode out in the country in the afternoon. Went with the commissary.
In camp all day.
Lay all day in camp reading Russell’s “Diary North and South”
Spent the forenoon inspecting the new wagon. Everything quiet again. The Sixth Camp reported across the river. In afternoon pitched one of the Hop. tents.
Spent the day as usual.
I got a letter in evening from Mullen.
Hot and sunny.
Rain commenced at ten o’clock. Ordered to march at noon. Got every thing loaded and were off at noon exactly. Marched by Div HD Qrs up to White Oak church and turned to the CYC down in S[illegible] River Road that we took before the last fight. Roads very hard. [...]