Monday, February 4, 2013

1863 January 31 across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg

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

Sat 31.  Fine, bright day – Made out my quarterly Chapls.
report to Col.  & handed it to him, visited hosps – talked per-
sonaly with many of them, rode horseback past Hd. Qrs of
Army Potomac – very muddy – In eveg. had games
of what is yr. thot. like – (field & staff officers)

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

MSS 12935

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