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.

July 6, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

July 6. — Bought some things this morning, and had my photographs taken, and started for Baltimore in the 11 o’clock train with the rest of the staff. On arriving in Baltimore we found out that headquarters of the Army of the Potomac would be in Frederick the next day. We made two efforts to get a train for Frederick, but found that we could not get off until to-morrow. Met Rev. James F. Clarke at the Eutaw House, looking for Henry Huidekoper.[1] Before leaving Philadelphia, I called on General Reynolds’s sisters, and received the general’s pocketbook as a memento. Saw General Butterfield, and he offered me a place on his staff when he came back.

[1] Henry S. Huidekoper, Harvard 1862, Mr. Clarke’s nephew.

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