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Thomas Benton Alexander Diary

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Opening: 49 verso, 50 recto
Date(s) of entries: April 26 to May 5, 1865
Author: Thomas Benton Alexander
Content: Diary

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April the 26, 1865

The 27th I done some Hauling about half Day & Then stoped for the Day the 28th I went to the station I saw a great many Soldiers Returning from Lee army on Parole but no General news April the 29th 1 Brigade of yankee passed through Barensvill [i.e., Barnesville, Georgia] in Rout for Macon but they done no damage as far I know Except some corn and fodder They clean the citizen of they had where they went & some meat and flour also meal on the 30th no more yanks passing for time nothing strange taken During the day

Barnesville Ga 1865

May the 1st was a fine day all was quiet war thought over The 2nd cars crouded with soldiers returning from Lee army on Parole The 3rd nothing strange The 4th 1 Brigade of yanks passed through Barnesville in Rout for Atlanta I supposed but did not Ask they done no damage as far as I know they was passing all Day on the 5th one carload of yanks went up to Atlanta they are going to Garison every town that is of any size in the confederates states so I was told I say it is Reliable or not we can hear any thing but the truce

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