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

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Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes.

September 6, 2012

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

September 6. Saturday. — Left Upton’s Hill at 7:30 A. M. Marched through Georgetown and Washington to the outskirts of Washington towards Leesboro Road, a very dusty, hot, oppressive day; Twenty-third in the rear. Men kept well closed up through Washington but stopped at a grove, near where we stopped to camp, in large numbers. Lieutenant Christie reported that only three hundred of the Twenty-third marched into camp. This was substantially true, but conveyed an erroneous impression that we fell out and straggled badly. All corrected however soon.

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