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 23, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

April 23. — It rained all day, thus putting off any movement for some days. General Benham, I hear, is blamed for not sending down the material with the canvas boats, for making a bridge at Port Royal. His orders, however, were to send the boats only. The teams were ordered to be returned from the pontoon trains, and the trains parked. Everything looks as if the whole plan for the movement was changed. I went over to headquarters in the afternoon. John Perry and Henry Abbott were over here in the afternoon.

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