[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]