Friday, February 8, 2013

1863 February 6 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Fri 6.  Warm, rain – getting ready to march.

(In Eveg. talking..Had sharp consl. with
Dr. [James] R.[iley] about mess affairs.

Cleaned up at night, beautiful night –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]


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