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.

December 5, 2012

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Friday, December 5. — Making sand walks around quarters. A threatening morning and a snowy day. General Scammon passed today with his staff for Fayette: Captain James L Bottsford, First Lieutenant A. C. Reichenbach, [and] Headington, of Thirtieth. A good staff. Captain Hildt, of Twelfth, provost marshal. Bottsford and Reichenbach of Twenty-third dined with us on their way up to Fayette. General Scammon commands all south and east of Kanawha River; General Crook all north of same; both under Major-General Cox.

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