Thursday, January 31, 2013

1863 January 24 camp across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Sat 24   About but sick.  Mrs Harris   Mrs Liper[?] came
with for comforts for sick – A whiskey ration drawn
but not issued. Regt. pd. off to 31st Oct.
Surprised by brother Williams arrival – came at Col
request to take me home – Glad to see him, felt better.

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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