Tuesday, February 12, 2013

1863 February 11 Newport News, Va.

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

Wed 11.  Cool & cloudy, went by Govt. boat to Fortress
Monroe for mess supplies – very successful – back
in three hours.  Officers hilarious with good feeling in Eveg
laughing  talking & gymnastics – Gen. Getty sent an
orderly to request less noise – wrote W – at Cuba –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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