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

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Ephraim Shelby Dodd.

December 12, 2012

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

Friday, 12th—This morning just at daylight, while in the act of eating breakfast, the fight commenced in town. We put out immediately; found the Yanks in possesion of the town when we got there. Their pickets fired on us. We then crossed the creek to go round and get with Smith. Got into Mr. Baugh’s lot and while there came near being surrounded by a hundred or two Yanks. Came cross country to Hillsboro, got good dinner and came back to F. by night. Yanks left about 11 o’clock. Found Smith in possession. Came out two miles and staid all night.

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