Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1863 January 9 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

[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]

MSS 12935

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