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

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Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft.

February 6, 2013

Diary of US patent clerk Horatio Nelson Taft.

Friday Feb’y 6th 1863.

This day has passed off very quietly. Some rebel stories floating about tonight to the effect that there had been a “raid” on Aquia Creek, that all our immense Stores had been Burned &c. “Secesh” has been quite jubilent about it this evening. It is, of course, all “bosh.” I stoped at Charleys this evening and staid an hour. The baby is getting quite interesting. It is so good natured and quiet, drinks a quart of milk a day, sucks her thumb when she is asleep and grows fat. I went from there to the rooms of Rev Mr Read (at Dr Munsons) and staid there an hour. They (He and his wife) are very friendly and confide their secrets to me. He wants the Agency of the NY S.R. Assn to travel through the State. I will do what I can to get it for him as I think him a “sterling” man. Mrs R also attends the NY “Rooms” and deals out to the soldiers such articles as are sent to the Asson for them. She has spent her whole time for months past and should be paid in some way. I called down below upon Dr Munson & family. They always have so much to say that I can never get away from them. They would like much to have me come back there to Board, perhaps I may sometime. They told me all their secrets about Ostrander (which I knew before). The old Lady talked all the time. “Teal” was wide awake. The fat one slept and snored. The Doct dozed. I did not get released till 1/2 past 10.

NY S.R. Assn = NY S(oldiers). R(elief). Assn

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