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.

May 8, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

May 8. — I went over to the headquarters of Whipple’s division this morning, and saw Dalton. He told me that General Whipple had died from the effects of his wound. Gave me my shoulder-straps. Went to Griffin’s headquarters and saw Batchelder, who told me that he could get me a place on General Crawford’s staff as aide. Was waked up early in the morning (4 A.M.) to send Captain Lubey and his canvas train up to Kelly’s Ford to meet and cross over General Stoneman and his cavalry. The animals for the train arrived at 9 minutes of 8, and the train started at 8.15 A.M. Went to General Stoneman’s headquarters in the evening. Heard here when I came back that was to be relieved. Day cloudy.

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