January 23d. Our sawmill has been set in motion again, and scores of men are busily engaged felling trees and sawing them into boards for the great building to be put up at corps headquarters. It will be 90×60 and decorated internally, similarly to ours, in the most artistic manner. Broom has been commissioned to take entire charge of the supper, wines, etc., and will be certain to make that part of the proposition a success. Wilson, of our staff, whose sister is the wife of Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania, has invited that lady and as large a party of young ladies as she can collect to become our guests for two or three weeks. She has accepted and in consequence we are making great preparations for their reception. The general’s wife is coming, too; Alvord’s pretty sister from New York and several of the other officers’ wives, so we shall soon be full of women. How curious it will seem, and how correct we shall have to be in our habits. For three years no woman has been at our headquarters, and it seems almost incredible that at last we are to have a fashionable and beautiful bevy, all to ourselves.