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

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Rutherford B. Hayes.

May 12, 2015

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes

New Creek, May 12, 1865.

Dear Mother: — I have returned from Washington, and shall start this afternoon for Chillicothe. I do not leave the army for a few days until I know what is to be done with my favorite troops. As soon as that is known I quit. I shall bring Lucy here to await events. . . .

Affectionately, your son,


Mrs. Sophia Hayes.

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