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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

July 16, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Fayetteville, July 16, 1863.

Dear Uncle: — We are on our return from beyond Raleigh. Rebs we were after left their stronghold without a fight, and our troops destroyed their works. Shall probably return to Charleston soon. Morgan in Ohio! I wish we were there also. All things look well. The escape of Lee does not disappoint me. To get rid of him so easily is a success. We shall get him some day. I enjoyed this last little campaign very much indeed.


R. B. Hayes.


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