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.

June 13, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

June 13. —We started on our march again at daybreak, and went to Bealeton Station on the Orange and Alexandria Road, a distance of 15 miles. General Reynolds has now the command of three corps, the Third, First, and Eleventh. Day warm, and the evening threatening showers. The chaplain of the 4th Michigan was shot in three places near Deep Run last Monday. Day before yesterday, General Birney’s advance guard was fired on by guerillas, while on the road to Bealeton. I was sent at 6.40 P.M. to General Birney, with an order for him to prepare to move, as the army was to start that evening for I delivered the order to General Reynolds at General B.’s headquarters, at 6.45. On the way up I met Major Stirling, Captain Dahlgren, and Lieutenant Bates, all from General Hooker’s headquarters. I started at 9.30 for General Barnes’s headquarters at Grove Church, with a dispatch for General Meade, which I delivered at 11 P.M., reaching camp at 2.34 A.M.

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