Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1862 November 15 camp near Fairfax Seminary

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

Sat 15. Lovely day–Sergt. Co. G. called said he had lost his little girl of 5

yrs – Angelic disposition – He is an Elder in Pres. Ch. & excellent man
teacher – intelligent & sensible – counseled & prayed
with him.  Busy on Ch. & choir organization – Hymn Bks &c.
Visited hospitals as usual – one man   Wescott – very sick – delirious
Typhoid fever – Baker brot.  in mail to distribute & said we
were ordered to march to Manassas tonight.  No confirma-
tion of it – but perhaps Col. Blunt’s Brigade is to go &
we may follow.  I trust we may stay here till Mon=
day & not waste another Sunday in moving.

Charles J. Field, 1st Sergt. Co. G: to Sergt. Maj. Sept. 30, '62; promoted 2d Lieut. Co. D, Dec. 28, '62.
Private Daniel R. Westcott, Co. I
Private Oran Baker, Co. I?

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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