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 30, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

June 30. — Moved this morning in a mizzly, misty rain to Marsh Creek, a branch of the Monocacy. One division, rather, moved here, and the others a mile or two beyond. We had our headquarters at a tavern called Moritz’s, about a mile inside of the Pennsylvania line. Just after we started I was sent to Taneytown (9 miles from Emmetsburg), to headquarters. I delivered my dispatches to General Meade, and received orders for Generals Howard and Reynolds. Moritz’s Tavern is about 7 miles from Gettysburg, where our cavalry advanced this morning. General Reynolds has command of three corps again, First, Third, and Eleventh. General Sickles resumed command of his corps again to-day. Spent the night at the tavern. Corps marched about 5 miles.

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