Monday, November 19, 2012

1862 November 20 Camp near Fairfax Semiinary

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

Thurs 20th Regt. & brigade ordered to Ft. Albany some seven
 miles to review – got off – about a mile orders counter-
manded.  Dr. R. horse fractious – he changed with me
& the Major – returning to Camp.  Col D[errom] & I rode over
& inspected Fort Worth.  Commanded by Capt. Burbank (now
about to be Major) of Suffield 1st Conn heavy Artillery – found to my
surprise Rela Learned Adjutant – very cordial –
After dinner a heavy shower – wrote long letter to
Harry Huntington – Hear Mr. Hornblower is very sick –

Dr. James Riley, Surgeon of the 25th New Jersey
Captain Roland s. Burbank, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery
Lt. Rela P. Learned, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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