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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

June 2, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Camp White, June 2, 1863.

Dear Uncle: — Yes, I vote for you bank president. Signing the bills will be a bore, but then the signature can’t be counterfeited. . . .

Vicksburg appears to be a hard nut to crack. But with proper efforts to reinforce and supply Grant, he must, I think, succeed. The more obstinate the resistance, the more valuable will be the victory if we finally gain it. We are stronger here than we were. I now have a full brigade, four regiments infantry, a battery, and three campanies cavalry. We fortify all points deemed important.


R. B. Hayes.

S. Birchard.

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