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Rutherford B. Hayes.

July 16, 2013

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Fayetteville, July 16, 1863.

Dear Mother: — We have been into Dixie and are safe out again into our own lines — a very lively and pleasant raid.

I see Morgan is raiding in Ohio. I hope he will be caught. It will not surprise me if we are called home to look after him. I regard this as one of the reckless efforts of a despairing and lost cause. Certainly the Rebel prospects were never before so dark, nor ours so cheering.

I am very well. No time to say more.


R. B. Hayes.

Mrs. Sophia Hayes.

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