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Following Appomattox-Part 5

Five of us were selected for a canteen detail, Jones Amason, Oliver Jester, Kasper Schmit (Smitty), Henry King and me. We gathered all the canteens and started to walk toward the creek.  About 50 yards from the creek a squad … Continue reading

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Following Appomattox-Part4

The Billy Yanks that brought us the food were from Illinois and Pennsylvania.  We talked about each other’s families, farms, towns and states.  We didn’t mention the war or anything to do with fighting.  We just talked about what we … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 11

CHRISTMAS SEASON ON CAMPAIGN-PART 11 We had been on the move for days. Some of our old Brigade had to climb a mountain and get about four cannons pulled up there to shoot at the Yankees in Harpers Ferry. Once … 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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