Thursday, November 15, 2012

1862 November 16 camp near Fairfax Seminary

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 23rd Ohio]

Sun 16.  Visited   talked   read & prayed with the sick in hospital
one young man D. R. Wescott very low with typhoid, dreadful sight.
deaf too   delirious – died in P.M.  Held two public services at
11 & 4 – first voluntary   good attendance.  Spoke with freedom
visited prisoners in guard ho.  held two tent py. mtgs. in eveg.  Also
attended to LS. & jr choir.  Adjutant fell over tent rope &
dislocated his elbow in Eveg.  11th NJ marched to Manassas
at 2 AM today – Cold rain day.  tired at night –

Daniel R. Westcott, Private in Co. I

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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