Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1862 December 28 across Rappahannock from Fredericksburg, Va.

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

 Sun 28. Lovely day, held Sbat. services in hosps. & buried poor
Post in morng.  A large voluntary regt! Service in P.M. – preached
on Let me die death of right, &c.  Good prayer meetg. in Mess tent
in eveg – Baloon look bright & clear in blue sky.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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