Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hayes' Camp in 1862

For the Civil War enthusiasts out there it's worth reading Rutherford B. Hayes' Diary and Letters pertaining to the summer of 1862.

From about May of that year to July he encamped at "Camp Jones" at Flat Top, then moved to "Camp Green Meadows" near the junction of New River and Bluestone.

 He makes some interesting observations: a description of Flat Top, Packs Ferry, his encounter with Mrs. Fowler at Indian Creek, and numerous battles with Rebels (particularly around what is now Summers County)

  There are a number of free sources for the diary.  I used Google Books "Diary and Letters of Rutherford B. Hayes 1861-1865".  When you find the book on GB, type "Flat Top" in the text search function.

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