Saturday, February 2, 2013

1863 January 27-30 across the Rappahannock from Fredeicksburg

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

Tues 27.  Wm. left us – rain – wrote up afrs.[affairs] re. letter &c
Wed.  Heavy rain   snow storm   high wind –
Thurs 29.  clear – Snow quite deep, men quite comfortable.
Tho. some trees blew down – in night – one man injured.
Fri 30 – Fine day.  Visited hos. & tents – wrote letters – fixed
up tent &c –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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