[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]