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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—March 20, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Bentonville, North Carolina Monday–March 20th The firing ceased on both sides last night after it got so dark that they could not see each other with the exceptions of occasional picket firing which was kept up … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 19, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Bentonville, North Carolina Sunday–March 19th The 1st Div. 14th Corps. passed us this morning and went in advance; they had not gone more than 3 miles before they came onto rebs. the 1st Div. formed in … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 16, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Smithville, south of Erwin, North Carolina. Thursday–Mar. 16th We broke up camp at 7 AM. I was very bad and could hardly walk at all but I had to walk bout 1/2 mile before I could … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 13, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Fayetteville, NC Monday–Mar. 13th We had a pretty cool night but it has been very warm through the day. Our regt. captured 30 rebs last night instead of two. We were relieved from the picket line … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 27, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Rocky Mount, South Carolina Monday–Feb. 27th I will here insert the names of our Commanding officers from the highest to the lowest: Major Gen. W. T. Sherman commanding this army, Corps Commander is Major Gen. Jeff. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Jan 16, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia Monday–Jan. 16th The weather is cold and cloudy this morning, the boys were all out in good season at work on their tents, we had orders last evening to prepair for general inspection tomorrow … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 25, 1864: Christmas with Gen. Sherman

Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia Sunday–Dec.25th The old saying is that Christmas comes but once a year and here it is which makes the 28th Christmas that I have seen. There was a general fireing of musketry last evening … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 3, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Lumpkin’s Station (Munnerlyn), 10 miles north of Millen, Georgia Saturday–Dec. 3rd It is cloudy and cool this morning and some sign of rain. We had orders to march at 7AM but did not move till about … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Nov 16, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, outside Decatur, Georgia Wednesday–Nov. 16th Received orders to march at 11 AM to make an extensive rade through Ga. our destination supposed to be Savannah. We marched about 14 miles passing through the town of Decatur … Continue reading

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