Thursday, January 17, 2013

1862 Decmber 31 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg, Va.

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

Wed 31. raw, cold. windy, hail – vist. hos.  In evg sung
hymns & Songs – repeated poetry.  told stories &c in mess tent
At midnight Col. came in woke us up & bade us
happy New Year–Chapl. Proudfit – 2nd N.J.Inf. Called & dined–looked well.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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