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Diary of Ephraim Shelby Dodd

November 30, 2013

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

Monday, 30th—Charley Pelham came down this morning and told the Yanks were upon us and to fall back to Mr. Upton’s. Kirk was pretty merry. Went down to Hawkins to get Sam Piper and Kirkland. We came up to Upton’s, met Maj. Stevens, took dinner and sent after whiskey. Upton called up his negroes and gave them some whiskey and commenced the preparation for the move. I staid with them until they started. Four of us went to Cunningham’s and staid all night.

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