Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1863 February 1 camp across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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


Sun Feb 1.  Mild, high wind & little rain – In hospt. – gave tracts &c
Also attended Mr. Cummings[?] service at 1st R. I. battery.  In pm I
Preached on Strive to Enter in at Strait gate &c to our regts.
Held prayer meetg in Eveg in mess tent –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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