Saturday, May 6, 2017

Diary of Lieutenant-Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes: 9 a.m., Friday Morning, September 5, 1862

Distant firing heard towards Leesburg and up the Potomac. A warm fine day.

P. M. Received orders to be ready to march immediately; to cook three days' rations, etc. Understood to be to join Burnside.

SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 345

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