Friday, January 18, 2013

1863 January 2 across Rapahannock from Fredericksburg, Va.

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

Fri 2. Fine day – Saw Gen. Stoneman review Birneys division
vis. hos - &c. made discharge papers.  Capt. Stevens sent poor
Cooper to “see if he must wear a stock three or four days
before he could get his discharge” – read [-] , held
prayer meetg. in mess tent, & made molasses candy.
See my name I am mentioned in Post & Paterson papers as in
battle &c.  Proudfit called.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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