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 2, 2013

War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

August 2. — The general rode down to the river this morning and crossed. We went first to the hill on the left, where General Cutler’s division is. From there we rode to the hills on the right, where General Robinson’s division is. Our position is a very strong one. We have rifle-pits built along the whole line. After being out we came back to camp with General Buford and staff, who remained and dined with us. The day was the warmest we have had yet, it being very oppressive and disagreeable. Heard nothing more about my commission. I think that there must be some mistake somewhere.

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