Sunday, November 11, 2012

1862 November 12 camp near Fairfax Seminary

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey]

Wed 12.  Busy with sick – letters, &c   recd. calls fr.
Chaplain Brastow 12 Vt. & Cummings 15 Vt.   warm   [word scratched out]
at night – My horse seems better of his lameness –
   Held a Ch. Com. Meetg.   Adopted Ch. Articles – Apostles
Creed.   Ascending words   Hell - & Catholic – State of
dead & general or universal &c –
Held a short funeral service for young Albertson in camp with
his Co.  before sendg. remains to be embalmed.

Ephraim C. Cummings was chaplain of the 15th Vermont

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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