Monday, January 21, 2013

1863 January 8 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Thurs 8.  looks like snow.  Col unwell - & Q.M. quite sick –
Chester at Aquia Creek for supplies – [?] cook –
Had rather unusually good time readg. talkg. & prayer in hosp.
Made discharge papers –

possibly a reference of James Chester, Co. I, 25th New Jersey

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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