Friday, December 16, 2011

Monday Dec. 16

Cousin Temple Cutler came on the morning train to see us.  He looks in fine health and is so except a bad cold.  It was very pleasant to meet him again.  He is as genial as ever.  He expects to leave soon for Hilton Head. The appointment of Chaplain was unsolicited and unexpected by him but not unwelcome.  He feels as if he wished to bear a part in this great struggle and as a minister a chaplaincy was the only place he felt at liberty to occupy.  He says he does not know whether he has courage but he does know he would rather be shot right down than be a coward. In the afternoon George took the buggy and conveyed Temple and Kate to town.

Peggy's comments:
Temple Cutler was Chaplain for the 9th Maine Infantry.

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