Sunday, February 19, 2017

Diary of Lieutenant-Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes: Monday July 14, 1862

Ditto. — I rode today with Captain Gilmore and Avery to the mouth of Bluestone and a ford on New River. The pickets are so placed that an enterprising enemy would by crossing New River and passing by mountain paths to their rear, cut them off completely.

SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 302

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