By Elaine Grublin
The following excerpt is from the diary of Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch.
Tuesday March 1st 1864
We have, I regret to record, news of a defeat in Florida. In other parts of the South, the spring operations appear thus far to be successful.
Monday March 7th, ‘64
Public affairs; Kilpatrick’s gallant raid to the gates of Richmond.
Tuesday March 15th
Public news. Gen. Grant’s appointment as Lieut. General. The military affairs of the country are now it is understood, under one competent military head.