Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Brigadier-General Rutherford B. Hayes to Sophia Birchard Hayes, May 12, 1865

New CREEK, May 12, 1865.

DEAR MOTHER:— I have returned from Washington, and shall start this afternoon for Chillicothe. I do not leave the army for a few days until I know what is to be done with my favorite troops. As soon as that is known I quit. I shall bring Lucy here to await events.

Affectionately, your son,

SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 583

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