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 23, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

June 23.— The general routed us all up this morning at 6 o’clock, to be ready to go out with him. At 8 o’clock our cavalry escort of 20 men, with a regiment of infantry, started for Moran’s Cross-roads, about two miles from headquarters. The cavalry rode ahead and formed a line near the cross-roads, while our infantry went into the woods on this side as skirmishers. We found no one in the woods, however. We stopped at Coleman’s house, where our guide was caught the other day. It was undoubtedly Mosby who took him. In the afternoon three ladies and two gentlemen drove up here from Washington. They were Mrs. Dana, Mrs. Ames, and Miss Green, daughter of General Green. They spent the night here, and in the evening a band came over to serenade them. General Howard was ordered this evening to proceed to Harper’s Ferry. The day was pleasant and cool. The evenings are still quite chilly. Received a letter from Hannah and Father.

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