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Opening: 9 verso, 10 recto
Date(s) of entries: July 28 to 31, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Tuesday 28 the federal's are at Taylors creek trying to cut our Brigade off but the trains all come to Bayou Deview safe last night and are crossing this morning we come up to them this morning the fed was reported yesterday crossing Cache River going to Jacksonport (only 16 miles from there) we all got across about 3,o'clock P.M. and camped at Widow Wood's, after we got in camps I went out and got my supper and some meat

Wensday 29th I have been out all day getting some thing to eat got as much milk and butter as we wanted, got our tent up


once more, we havent been in since April before I believe we got every thing across the Bayou the feds has gone into Helena

Thursday 30th they have sent part of the train across White River, and we intend to stay this side awhile we moved from Mrs Wood's to Cache River today, I took a good swim in the River

Friday 31st I was on guard all day yesterday and last night. There is a good deal of talk in camps that we are to be dismounted but hope it aint so we will have to leave here in a day or two on account of corn

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