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Jefferson Davis Captured—May 10, 1865

Irwinville, Georgia Confederate President Jefferson Davis ran until he could run no more.  Early in the morning on the 10th of May, 1865, the First Wisconsin and First Michigan Union cavalry caught up with the remaining Rebel leadership in camp … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 4, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Davids’ Island, New York Thursday–May 4th We lay anchor till 10.30 AM when the Hospital Boat Thomas PWay came alongside took us on board and at 11 AM we were on our way for Grant, U. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 3, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Off Jersey City, New Jersey Wednesday–May 3rd When I first got up this morning I could not see land in any direction but we came in sight of Burgham Poart Light House at 7 AM and … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 2, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, At Sea off the Maryland Shore Tuesday–May 2nd I got up this morning and about the first object of note that met my eyes was three of Uncle Sams Monitors two single Turrit and one double. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—May 1, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, off Hampton Roads, Virginia Monday–May 1st When I got up this morning I found myself in sight of Ft. Clark on Hattarass Inlett. The boat just haulted long enough for the Pilot to land and then … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 30, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, off Cape Hattteras, North Carolina. Sunday–Apr. 30th We had quite a shower of rain in the night but it came off pleasant this morning. Those men that were examined yesterday were sent off this PM myselfe with … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 29, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Saturday–Apr. 29th I am very unwell today hardly able to sit up at all. The Dr. came to camp this PM and examined the men to send the worst ones north, he … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 28, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Friday–Apr. 28th I feel rather unwell after my trip to the City and I think that I have taken some cold. There was about 50 men left here for the front this … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 27, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Thursday–Apr. 27th The weather still holds out fine beautifull growing weather. I got a pass and went down to Newberne today. The whole City was trimed in mourning even to the collored … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 26, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown— Wednesday–Apr. 26th The nights are just cool enough so that we can sleep comfortable and it comes off quite warm through the day. I caught a little cold yesterday while washing. There was about 300 more … Continue reading

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