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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

January 7, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Wednesday, January 7, [1863]. — Appointed to command First Brigade, Second Kanawha Division. Rather a small affair — Twenty-third Regiment and Eighty-ninth Regiment, Captain Harrison’s Cavalry, Captain Gilmore’s ditto.

Reports, after several days’ desperate fighting, General Rosecrans has taken Murfreesboro and defeated Bragg.

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