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

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Diary of Gideon Welles.

August 4, 2013

Diary of Gideon Welles

August 4, Tuesday. Very warm. Little done at Cabinet. Seward undertook to talk wise in relation to Commander Collins and the Mont Blanc, but really betrayed inexcus­able ignorance of the subject of prize and prize courts, and admiralty law, the responsibilities of an officer, etc.

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