[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, chaplain of the 25th New Jersey]
Fri 9. Milder – wrote letters, vist. hosp. walked to depot - &c –
A letter came to Col. D. yesterday of wh[ich] this is copy.
January the 2d. Year of 1863.
Carnel Darunel – I would like to now wether
tomest W. pe Drt is killed or woues or missen
from the regment. pleas write and let me now rebeca
grant - Malaya post ofes –
It was fr. his girl - & he came for it today.
John goes to Paterson tomorrow with Q.M. Ingle’s who has
leave of absence for illness
[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]