[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]