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.

August 5, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

August 5. — Rode over to headquarters this afternoon to see if I could get a leave, in order to go home and accept my commission as lieutenant colonel. Had a letter from Father this afternoon. Got back to camp about ten and a half. Found staff engaged in playing poker.


Weld did get his commission  and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 56th Massachusetts Volunteers.  After recruiting and training his new regiment, they started for the war in March 1864.  Weld’s war diary entries and letters will be back at in March of next year.

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