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Opening: 16 verso, 17 recto
Date(s) of entries: September 7 to 9, 1863
Author: Thomas Jacob Barb
Content: Diary

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right side just about the belt and was taken out in the back he is not expected to live General Marmaduke [i.e, Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke] got a slight wound in his leg

Monday 7th september I went on picket this morning at Buck's ford. about 10,o'clock Newton's men [i.e., Colonel Robert C. Newton's 5th Arkansas Cavalry] come across there in little squad's the fed's run into them and scattered them every where the fed's come to Terry Ferry and have been shelling the Wagon's all morning 18 of them come down to where we was standing picket but took good care not to come close enough for us to fire on them they have been shelling us off and on all day but hurt nobody, 1 of them was


killed. General Walker [i.e., Brigadier General Lucius M. Walker] died this evening at five,o'clock

Tuesday 8th the feds has been shelling us all day mostly at Terry's Ferry we have two pieces at Buck ford, they turned loose on the fed's about 3,o'clock this evening

Wensday 9th we have been shooting off and on all day at the fed's across the River. the fed's has thrown a few shells over at us about 12 but done no damage. this evening one of them swum over and brought us a paper and then went back again there was five of them come down and talked to us awhile and then went back again

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