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

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Ephraim Shelby Dodd.

February 17, 2013

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

Tuesday, 17th—Received twenty-four boxes, saddles, bridles, halters, etc. Sent to Camp. Got a detail and put them all in a house and locked them up. “We took charge of the Clerk’s Office to sleep in, tied our horses in Court Yard and got our forage from the farmers around. Secured boarding at Maj. Holden’s, a clever gentleman and nice family; has one grown daughter, Miss Emma, a nice young lady. Remained here Wednesday, 18th—Monday, 23rd. During this time had nothing to do but write letters, visit MY GIRL THAT PAWS IVORY, and make acquaintances. Among them Miss Lou Hill I prize highest. We had prayer meeting and church. I purchased four books and left them with Miss Emma: Mormon’s at Home, Pilgrim’s Progress, Bayard Taylor’s Travels and Bible Union Dictionary.

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