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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

April 1, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Camp White, April 1, 1863.

Dear Uncle: — We have had most disagreeable weather for a week. Part of the time we were cut off from outside world by General Jenkins’ raid below. He has thus far made nothing. He has attacked two of the posts garrisoned by men under my command and been whipped both times with a loss to him of seventy killed and prisoners. Our loss is six. We could take the whole party with cavalry enough. As it is, he will get off.

All fools’ day is a bright cold windy day. We are in tents rather too early for comfort or health. We are glad to see warm weather coming.


R. B. Hayes.


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