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Opening: 15 verso, 16 recto
Date(s) of entries: August 29 to September 6, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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Saturday 29th there is 7 or 8 dead federals still laying on the field yet I guess we will bury them to day.

Tuesday September 1st 1863 we are still camped 6 miles north of Little Rock at Robison's

Wednesday 2ed we left our camp's 6 miles from the Rock last night and went down the Arkansas River to Terry's ferry

Thursday 3rd I went on picket 14 miles below Little Rock to day at Mr Pembertons on old River


Friday 4th we was released from picket to day

Saturday 5th of September I am 21 years old to day it has been very dry birth day to me. I got my horse shod and had potatoes for a dinner we moved from Terry's ferry across the Arkansas River, and camped above shallow ford

Sept 6th we are still above shallow Ford 8 miles below Little Rock there was quite a stir in camp's this morning Genl Walker [i.e., Brigadier General Lucius M. Walker] and General Marmaduduke [i.e., Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke] fought a duel this morning at day light on the north side of arkansas River about Terry's Landing Genl Walker got a mortal wound it went in the

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