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 16, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

June 16. — Spent the day in camp, and had a chance to rest myself and my horse. Captain Babcock is in the Eleventh Corps now, and has his tent close to us. We heard to-day of the rebel raid into Pennsylvania.[1] The weather warm. General Hooker arrived at Fairfax Station to-day, and General Reynolds now commands only his own corps.

[1] The raid which culminated in the campaign and battle of Gettysburg. Lee’s northern movement began early in June, and by the 26th the whole Army of Northern Virginia had crossed the Potomac.

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