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Thomas Benton Alexander Diary

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Opening: 46 verso, 47 recto
Date(s) of entries: April 3 to 8, 1865
Author: Thomas Benton Alexander
Content: Diary

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100 miles to montgomery

for Montgomery the Same evening at 6.o'clock P.M. about Dark the car Run off the track no one hurt the cars was smashed up some we lay over for the night on the morning of the 4th they commenced working to get the car on the track again we got off at 3 o'clk P.M. run to Opalacu [i.e., Opelika, Alabama] left there 8 oclk for Montgomery we got to Montgomery on the 5th at 3 o'clk A.M. and Every boddy in an uproar moving Every thing out of the city that was movable Every thing looks so Gloomy

that we got transpitation to go to Macon left Montg on the 5th at 6 o'ck P.M. Run that night or part of it on the 6th we got to Columbus and lay over for the next train we left Columbus on the 7th 6 1/2 oclk A.M. and went down to butler Distance of 50 ms and stoped this butler is the Hardest place I ever saw in all my travails we stayed all night in Butler The 8th we taken the cars at 11.oclk A.M. and started to Macon Distance of 50 miles we Arrived

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