Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1862 December 27 camp opposite Fredericksburg

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

Dec 27.  Mild – We lost poor Post today   Typhoid fever – talked &
prayed in hosps – wrote letters about sick   dead  &c.  Corrected list
of casualties & sent to guardian – “One of my letters abt. killed appeared
in is. of 23d –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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