Friday, November 16, 2012

1862 November 17 Camp near Fairfax Seminary

[from the diary of the Rev. Eugene Butler, Chaplain of the 25th New Jersey]

Mon 17.  Arranged about embalming body of Wescott &c.
McClellan order taking leave of Army was read last eveg. at
close of my Service   Attended funeral services of poor Wescott
wrote his Mother & bro.  15th Conn also buried a man in the
little grave yd. by our camp this P.M. – Held py meetgs in Eveg
letter from Joe H – arranged Mess a/c

[transcribed by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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