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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

May 25, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Camp White, West Virginia, May 25, 1863.

Dearest: — If Vicksburg is taken it will perhaps take us to some other field. At least, important changes in our military policy may be looked for. Therefore, darling, I want you to visit me when you can, with such of the boys as you choose. All this is supposing Vicksburg ours. If not there will be time enough, I think, when you get ready to quit the city for the summer a few weeks hence.

Comly has his wife here. Captains Zimmerman and Sperry theirs, and more are expected — mine among the rest. — Love to all.



P. S. — Tell Stephenson I am now ready to sell the Hamilton property as proposed, if the offer can still be had.

Mrs. Hayes.

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