[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]