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 13, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

July 13. — General Wadsworth went to a council of war last night, and the opinion is that they voted not to attack the enemy to-day. The vote was as follows, I believe. Against it were General Sedgwick, French, Hays, Slocum; and in favor, Generals Wadsworth, Pleasonton, and Howard. General Meade was also understood to be in favor of an attack. It rained all day long, and the only excitement we had was from the rebs opening on us with artillery. They fired four or five shots, and then subsided. I rode along our lines this morning. Had our tents pitched. Briggs’s brigade joined us this evening.

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