War diary and letters of Stephen Minot Weld

Hall's Hill, Va., Feb. 18, 1862. Dear Hannah, — . . I went with General Porter to Miner's Hill to-day, and saw and I must say also heard, some cannon firing. One gun from Griffin's Battery, Regular Army, and one from Weeden's Battery (R. I.) came out to practise before the general. The firing was [...]

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Monday, February 17. — A most delightful day in some respects, although cloudy and rainy. We received the cheering news from Tennessee of our success there.[1] The general instantly dispatched messengers, or rather orderlies, to the different brigadiers under his command, and ordered them to call out their respective brigades, and read them the "glorious [...]

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