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Following Appomattox- Part 8

We got up the next morning and had a roll call. All 18 of us were there. No one had slipped away and headed home. It had been raining during the night and it was chilly. We all got our … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part 1

Our Brigade, the Texas Brigade, was made up of the 1st, 4th and 5th Texas and the 3rd Arkansas. Marse Robert surrendered us to the Yanks today.  I guess it was a good thing. We had been at the rear … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 15

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 15 I suspect Marse Robert had been eyeballing what all the Yanks were up to during the last month. It appears they’s gonna cross at Fredericksburg and proceed toward Richmond. Well we’re gonna stop’em. But Lordy … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 2

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 2 We had a respite after Sharpsburg during October. The Yanks only followed us once and they paid for it from what we heard. After Sharpsburg we had crossed back into Virginia, the Yanks crossed over … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 25

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES The 3rd Arkansas, 27th North Carolina and Cobb’s Brigade had turned from an easterly advance to a southerly advance. There were probably two reasons for this. One was Col. Cooke’s order to … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Special Order 191 was the Army of Northern Virginia’s plan for the Maryland Campaign. It fell into the hands of General McClellan and gave him the full outline of what Lee planned … Continue reading

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