East New York
Nov. 30, 1862
Feeling a little lazy I have
neglected writing until it is quite
late in the afternoon, and as I have
written every Sabbath since we have been
here I will write a few lines now.
Will answer your questions in proper
First, I enjoy myself just as well
as I can under the circumstance.
The labor have to perform is no onerous
at all, every night about 5 o’clock
I have to go the rounds with my book
& pencil & take the names of all the
sick that have come into Hospital during
the day. Enter their names in a book kept
for the purpose stating disease date of
entering &c Look after the Hospital
Blankets sheets &c and see that the nurses
keep their wards clean. I should rather
be in the ranks than a nurse in a
Hospital. it takes the strongest men
there are in the Regt.
I have had colds since leaving Augusta
2 or three. my throat has not
troubled me much.
I have had no diarrhea since
leaving Augusta. We get good coffee
& good bread and first rate whisky.
I dont know whether any women
go with the Regt. after we leave
here. I have not lost any clothes yet.
Will send my miniature as soon as
We are about four miles from Beechers
church. can go in and out for 10 cts.
have received no Indemendant[sic] for sine
That red box I sold the day we
Give my best regards to Mrs. Stanby.
The 45 was very acceptable
Your affectionate son
Charles Plummer Morrill, 24th Maine