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 16, 2013

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

Tuesday, 16th1—Came on to Chandler’s, got lost on the road and had to stop and inquire at a house (John Robinson’s). He told me about the Home Guards being in the neighborhood. I or we went on until we got to the house where they were camped or near it. The road forked and I went up to inquire about the road. Found ’twas not a dwelling and saw the Home Guards through the window. Went on to the next house, Mr. Johnson’s, and got the information and traveled on. Got to C’s 1 o’clock at night, found Mr. Houck there. Boys staid at the house while I went to the house. I took supper with them and got some meat and bread for the Boys. Miss Rogers was there. I could get but little information from Chandler. I went to the barn and we went into the straw to stay next day and cross at Bradson ‘s next night.

1 There is confusion of days and dates from “Tuesday, 16th” to “Thursday, 25th;” for the 16th is Wednesday, the 17th is Thursday, etc.

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