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2016 Blog Posts in Review—Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

2016 was a year for the books.  I read a lot more this year, and listened to a lot of good music, so that’s a good thing.  On the other hand, as demographics and biology would decree, our Greatest Generation … Continue reading

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2015 In Review

2015 was 150 years from the end of the Civil War, and 1 more year that I changed jobs and moved, this time back to the Centennial State of Colorado.  I started out continuing the daily journal of my ancestor Pvt. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 29, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Wednesday–Mar. 29th We have had several light showers today and it looks as though we would have more rain tonight. I wrote a letter to Elmer and one to Ad Hamilton today. The … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 15, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Kyle’s Landing on the road toward Raleigh, North Carolina Wednesday–Mar. 15th We had orders to be ready to march at 9 AM and we had company inspection at 7 AM. We started out on the road … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 25, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Rocky Mount, South Carolina Saturday–Feb. 25th It rained all night & till about 8 AM steady and it has been damp and cloudy all day. Our regt. went out on detail at 5.30 PM. I was … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 23, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, on Rocky Creek at the Catawba/Wateree River in South Carolina Thursday–Feb. 23rd We were on the road at 8 AM and got a ride in the Ambulance. The weather is cool and cloudy with a little mist. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Jan 17, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia Tuesday–Jan- 17th We had a heavy frost this morning. The sun has warmed the air a little but there is a cool west wind blowing, all the clothing I drew last night was one … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 28, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Savannah, Georgia Wednesday–Dec. 28th It is a little cooler this morning, we have had several pretty hard showers today so that our camp is very muddy. I have done considerable sewing todday fixing up my tent … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 16, 1864

 Diary of Orrin Brown— Friday–Dec. 16th We cleaned up our street this morning then went out on drill for one hour but had no duty to do in the afternoon. The day has been very warm. The rebs are throwing … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 15, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, outside Savannah, Georgia Thursday–Dec. 15th We had to put our camp in order today. The rebs threw some shell into our camp today but done no damage, we also improved our breastworks today to shield us … Continue reading

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