Thursday, November 1, 2012

1862 November 2 Arlington, Va.

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

Sun 2d – Officers nearly all bot. some fine tent huts & moved
them fr camp of 2d NH gone forward – I wanted one but
would n’t buy it on Sunday – a great deal of work fixing
up Camp all day – At Eveg.  parade   I held short religious
service - & talked with soldiers in my tent.  A magnificent
Sunset, no service in morning, Visited a hospital – talked with a young
woman – Capt wife fr. Concord - &c –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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