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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 12

The last place I wanted to visit was a small town called Three Creeks, which was about 5 miles southwest of El Dorado. This was the town from which Company G of the 3rd Arkansas Infantry was recruited After lunch … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 11

It seemed like we drove forever to find the second cemetery. We motored on back roads replete with nice homes on large 2 to 5 acre lots. The lots had abundant numbers of hard wood trees and early spring flowers … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 10

Well, I decided to go south to the first cemetery the lady had suggested.  We traveled south again and passed a crew working on clearing the power lines for any overhanging trees. This was about the 5th time we had … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 7

In the 1850’s the river traffic was booming and Champaignolle had grown to a town of 100 inhabitants. There were even two other small hamlets that were started in the local area. Many young men left Champaignolle in May of … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 2

Prior to our adventure I had gone on the internet and printed portions of maps showing where the town of Champaignolle and the cemetery where Littleton and Nancy Duke’s graves were supposed to be. About 9:00 AM we arrived at … Continue reading

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TRAVELING BACK IN TIME- Part 1

On Saturday February 16th my brother-in-law, Donnie, and I traveled by car to LA, Lower Arkansas to find the home town and cemetery with the graves of the person I portray in Civil War Reenacting and his wife. His name … Continue reading

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