Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1862 November 7 Fairfax Seminary

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

Fri. 7.  heavy snow storm.  How the boys cheered the fatigue party
in derision.  she marching thro. snow – quite cold last night –
but slept warm.  The elections in N. J. & N. Y. have gone demo-
cratic, that is bad.  Hope McClellan will coop up Lee
& catch him now – as an offset to this –
The entire Reg. 27th N.J. are just marching past thro. the snow
storm on 2 days pickets amid the cheers & jeers of our boys.

Wrote letters, visited sick &c.  Col is out now playing
football with men amid the driving snow, & the loud & many
laugh rings thro. the Camp   it is good exercise & will
warm them up today this cold day.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935 

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