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 31, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

May 31.— General Reynolds went to Washington alone this morning. I started for Stafford Court House to see the 2d Massachusetts, about 10 A.M., and stopped on my way at General Sedgwick’s, where they had no news from Whittier, and also at headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, where I saw Perkins. I found the 2d, after a long and dusty ride, about a mile west of the Court House. When I arrived, they were having church. I saw Mr. Quint, the chaplain, and Charlie Mudge, now in command of the regiment. Also both the Foxes, Tom Robeson, and George Thompson. I took dinner and tea there, and saw their dress-parade, which was very fine. After spending a very pleasant day, I started for Falmouth at 7 P.m., and reached there about 8.15. Left there for home about 10.30. The weather was very warm.

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