Friday. Soon after the death of the man mentioned above, another in the same Co. was taken suddenly sick in his tent, & in a few minutes he too died. During the night two others died in the hospital, making four in one night. Truly, “in the midst of life we are in death.” Had a drill this forenoon—target practice. I was too busy writing to go out. Our Co. were thought to have made as good shots as any in the Regt. I have written & mailed letters today to Mrs. Mitchell, & to Lyman Tyler, of Bangor, an uncle of Mitchell, giving them an account of his sickness & death. Have also written to the Med. Director of the Chesapeake Genl. Hospital, requesting him to inform me of the dates of Gardner & Wiggins decease, what effects they left, and what disposition was made of them. Wrote to sister Sarah today, & inclosed a short note to her husband.