Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Saturday, 25th—Start at 3 o’clock for the wagons at Yankeetown. All horses unfit for duty sent there under Lieut. Gibson of 11th Texas. Regiment went to Rock Island. We came in fifteen miles of Sparta and camped. Men and lame horses straggled all along the road for miles. I and McFarlan bunked together.

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