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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

January 18, 2014

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

Monday, [January] 18. P. M. — Raining the first time this month. New Year’s Eve change came about midnight. January 1 cold and windy, “very, very indeed”; snow about [the] 3rd. Two weeks of unusual cold weather. Kanawha frozen; navigation suspended about a week; a week’s good sleighing. Now a thaw for a few days; snow going off.

Captain Gilmore out after Rebel Colonel Ferguson, Sixteenth Virginia Cavalry; fourth day out.

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