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

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War Diary and Letters of Stephen Minot Weld.

March 25, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

March 25. — Captain Rasdereschen[1] came here today, to see about his new trestle bridge. The general had some spikes and hooks made according to his plans. An order was sent to Captain Slosson to furnish chess to General Birney for use on Friday. Day cool and pleasant, and very windy. Cloudy at night. General selected a place for Major Spaulding’s command to encamp.

[1] Captain Rasdereschen, if I remember right, was a Russian who had invented some new kind of bridge. He was currently reported to feed on candles and nothing else.

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