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Opening: 11 verso, 12 recto
Date(s) of entries: August 6 to 9, 1963
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Thursday 6th I was detailed this morning to take some prisoners to Little Rock and the Regiment went to Des Arc I stoped at Austin and got my horse shod the prisoners stoped at Mr Ford's 1 mile from town

Friday 7th we got an early start this morning come to Mr Adam's and got our breakfast and pushed out again (we passed Gen'l Price's [i.e., Confederate Major General Sterling Price's] men 12 miles from Little Rock, they are digging Rifle Pits there, a good many are diserting. We got to Little Rock about 8 o'clock I met Mr. Griffin there I staid at the Bradley house with him.


Saturday 8th I left Little Rock at 10,o'clock stoped at McCray's Brigade and took dinner with Capt Beven's [i.e., Captain W. A. Bevens, 5th (Newton's) Arkansas Cavalry] and went five miles east of Brownsville and stoped for the night

Sunday 9th got an early start and went to Des Arc by 12,o,Clock found the command saddled up and ready to march a gunboat is comeing up the River and fed cavalry at Cache River I left Des Arc at 3,o,clock come out 10 miles and put up for the night. several of the boys stoped there with me we had a nice supper and breakfast

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