Friday, January 25, 2013

1863 January 15 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Thurs 15.  Very mild – but high wind.  vist. hos.  letters &c,
Heard of death of two soldiers – probable death of another,
letter fr. Sergt. Gibson Co.  wounded prisoner paroled & at
Annapolis – Sue writes that Cousin Frank Butler
is in Stuarts Cavalry.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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