1863 January 12 Newport News, Va.

[from the diary of the Rev. Francis E. Butler, Co. B., 97th Ohio]

Thurs 12.  Mild, windy day – drew sketches, rode on
beach with Major – walked with Dr. & had hair
cut.  Called on Col. Stevens – his wife gave us mince
pie – pressed sea weed – It seems like Newport days
cloudy, but soft air, fine appearance at dress
parade – Eight or ten regts. in a line –

[transcript by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]

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