Thursday, January 24, 2013

1863 January 12 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg, Va.

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

Mon 12.  fine – milder – I have a cold.  shewed Gen. Getty   div. Comdr.

thro. hospital &c – Appeared quite pleased.  rode out on
picket line – clear view of City & rebel works –

[Brig. Gen. George Washington Getty commanded the 3rd Divison of the IX Corps at Fredericksburg]

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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