Lucy came down on this evening train to remain until Monday. She brought letters from Rufus who got back to Camp Arlington safely just two hours before his furlough expired, had been recognized as Senior Captain by his Colonel and appointed one of the executives (I believe it is) committee of the regiment. Ephe writes from Camp Diamond that his regiment lacks but 20 men of being full. They have orders to hold themselves in readiness to move and not to allow a man or officer to leave camp.
Confirmation of imminent troop movement seems to be confirmed by letters from Julia's two nephews who were officers for the Union.