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.

April 22, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

April 22. — Rode down to the river, and saw the places where it is intended to cross the river. Three bridges are to be where Franklin formerly crossed, and two a mile below. Two also at Bank’s Ford, where I did not go. The report is that our cavalry all crossed at Rappahannock Station to-day and that the Orange and Alexandria R.R. is running. The general and Captain Clapp and Major Hewitt and myself formed the party that went out this morning. A division of General Reynolds’s corps went clown to Port Royal with some of our canvas pontoons. They came back again without crossing.

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