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

December 4, 2013

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

Friday, 4th— Started for Motley Ford. Heard the Yanks were there and started for Carmichael’s. Came on five or six miles and met up with Dick Tainter of Scott’s Louisiana Regiment. Came on to C. and there divided; Sam Piper going to Mr. Shaw’s with me and T. Had not been there long till the other boys came on. We got, ready to start, and they refused and Sam piper with them. I and Tainter then left them and came on to Mr. Donohue’s and staid all night. I have never taken such a pirute before nor never will again.

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