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Opening: 6 verso, 7 recto
Date(s) of entries: July 8 to 15, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Wensday 8th we are still at Geusts, heard heavy cannonading below us think it was at Helena

Friday 10th nothing new in camp's, still at Guests Mc and Capt Head come down from Batesvillle today, the feds come to Lagrange and caused us to saddle up in double quick, but they went back and we went back to our old camps

Saturday 11th nothing new in camps The fed's is reported leaving vicksburg hope it is true


Sunday 12th preaching to day in camp's our mess staid in camp's and killed a hog and had a barbacue it was very nice, I have just been in the confederate service 1 year to day

Monday 13th Mc started for Batesville this morning, still at Guests

Wensday 15th we leave Guests this morning, there is a good many in camps believes vicksburg has been taken but I dont, we went about 8 miles and

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