Monday, January 21, 2013

1863 January 7 camp across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Wed 7. Fine but cold – In hosps. Q. M. is sick with typhoid – goes home –
are discharging soldiers – now for disability – It is sd. we have
taken Vic[k]sburg & defeated rebels at Murfresboro-
pleasant letters yesterday fr. Henry & Paterson –

Quartermaster Sergeant John S. Muschamp

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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