[from the diary of the Rev. Francis Eugene Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey]
Dec 26. cloudy - & wind – Pres. thanks Army of Potomac.
makg. arrangements to cross under flag of truce for Townsends
and Moseleys bodies – In hospitals – writing letters to dead, missg.
&c Soldiers friends – Paterson Paper finds fault with Col. & me
for not writing details &c – Col. sent full list abt. week
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]