THIS young man in bed 25 is H. D. B., of the 27th Connecticut, company B. His folks live at Northford, near New Haven. Though not more than twenty-one, or thereabouts, he has knockd much around the world, on sea and land, and has seen some fighting on both. When I first saw him he was very sick, with no appetite. He declined offers of moneysaid he did not need anything. As I was quite anxious to do something, he confessd that he had a hankering for a good home-made rice puddingthought he could relish it better than anything. At this time his stomach was very weak. (The doctor, whom I consulted, said nourishment would do him more good than anything; but things in the hospital, though better than usual, revolted him.) I soon procured B. his rice-pudding. A Washington lady, (Mrs. OC.), hearing his wish, made the pudding herself, and I took it up to him the next day. He subsequently told me he lived upon it for three or four days. This B. is a good sample of the American eastern young manthe typical Yankee. I took a fancy to him, and gave him a nice pipe, for a keepsake. He receivd afterwards a box of things from home, and nothing would do but I must take dinner with him, which I did, and a very good one it was.