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Opening: 14 verso, 15 recto
Date(s) of entries: August 26 to 28, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Wensday 26th the feds come onto us this morning and give us a good chase they fired at us several times we reported to camp then the sharp shooters went out and lay in ambush for them all day but they never come

Thursday 27 the sharp shooters went out past the Rifle pits this morning to wait for the feds they come about 9,o,clock we fired on them and fell back to the Rifle pits but dident stop to fight there for they come in such force that we had to leave on doble quick we had just got across the Bayou when they come


on to the Bayou and there we begun the fight they charged several times but every time we drove them back there was heavy cannonading on both sides all day our company had no body hurt in it we had no body killed dead on the field but one or two died afterwards from there wounds and 11 wounded after dark we was ordered to our horses

Friday 28 we are now 6 miles of Little Rock we come here last night the feds has gone back some says to Brownsville

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