Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Friday, August 5th.

We really expect now to go to Washington, and it is a subject of general rejoicing for almost any change will be welcome. The enemy is reported to have sprung three mines in front of the Ninth Corps to-day, but all the explosions occurred some distance outside of our works and an attack made at the same time proved a failure.

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