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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

February 24, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Camp Reynolds, Virginia, February 24, 1863.

Dear Uncle: — We are all well. Lucy and the boys enjoy camp life and keep healthy. Two of our companies have gone down the river to Charleston preparatory to moving the Twenty-third there. We expect to follow in two or three weeks. We care nothing about the change. It brings us into easier communication with home and has other advantages. We shall possibly remain there the whole spring. If so, after weather settles in May, it will be a pleasant trip for you to visit us if you can spare time.

I have no idea when Lucy will return home. The boys are doing well here.


R. B. Hayes.


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