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Opening: 4 verso, 5 recto
Date(s) of entries: June 28 to July 4, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Sunday 28th 1863 I was taken very sick last night at 10,o'clock was taken with a chill and have had a high fever all day Dr Edmondson come to see me this evening, I went down to Mrs Graves to stay I got better, General Holmes [i.e., Confederate Lieutenant General Theophilus Holmes] is moveing on to Helena

Monday 29th the southern army is still moveing closer to Helena, I fell a little better to day but not much

Tuesday 30th

Wensday 1st of July the Regt moved down to Lick creek to day within 12 miles of Helena the Infantry aint very far behind



Thursday 2nd still at Lick creek yet the Infantry come up with us to day, we are ordered to cook two day rations

Friday 3rd we got up this morning about 2,o'clock fed and got ready to move on to Helena at day light and we started, we come on to the Pope place and staid there till dark and then we went across to the St Francis river and stoped

Saturday 4th we moved into Helena this morning or tried at least, the fight begun at about 7,o'clock and continued till about 12 and then we had to

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