Christmas Week of rather spurious gaiety (as far as I am concerned) is nearly over. Christmas Day we had a pleasant party and a glass of champagne. The Chattertons, Woodyatt, Bennett, the Tarvers. All well – Rather tired with this old war and one thing and another.
Marched the Brigade in. General Woodyatt with the 3rd Brigade has taken over my camp and I hope we will stay in for at least 6 weeks. The house is looking very nice and smart and homelike. It was getting cold in camp with hard frost every night. Elliott stayed with us from Dec. 4th to Dec. 6th. He seems very ill and is to go home at once