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

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Diary of Ephraim Shelby Dodd

August 5, 2013

Diary of Ephraim Shelby Dodd, Co. D of Terry's Texas Rangers

3rd, 4th, Wednesday; 5th—The barbecue and presentation of the horse to Gen ‘1 Wharton came off to-day. Jno. Rector made the presentation speech. Gen’l W. replied. Harrison made a few remarks; dinner was then announced. After dinner Billy Sayers and Adams of Company C made speeches. Everything passed off finely; quite an array of beauty present. The Misses R. and G. present. I paid my respects to them.

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