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I also saw Wm. H. Hayden, Livingston Co. [Missouri], formerly of Jack Stone's Co., Reeves Regt. in the old [Missouri] State Guards, who helped me off the field at Oak Hill. Also Hutchinson, Livingston, who was in prison with me. T. Callaway, who I left in Alton with small-pox. Dennis of Boone Co. in 3rd Mo. Lonks, Vaughn, Dr. Tip Phillips (6th), Boone. Don Sitton has come to Demopolis and is in the saddler's shop. Nevins has not yet arrived. I have written several times, no answer. I have rec'd 2 letters and written 3 to Miss Fidelia Wharton, one from Mr. Garrow. The 1st Brigade went to Gen. [John W.] Whitfield's, then in a wek had to leave for Meridian. Before this we had a grand review by Lieut. Genl. [William J.] Hardee and Gen. Johnson [Joseph E. Johnston]. Then Pres. [Jefferson] Davis came on and reviewed the men. We then went from the Fair Grounds to Gen. Whitfield's where we set up our tents and made houses out of the old boards. Before this we went into the Alabama Brigade, where a great revival was going on and 65 were received into the church, and it was still going on last account. At this camp we messed off Robinson, Walker, Minor, J. Russell, Morris, Dimmits, Harding, Clements, and myself, equal 9. Good beef, a little pork for shortening, corn meal. We bought sweet potatoes, $2.00, flour at 25c lb. Good cooks and everything going on well.

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1 Sallie Self would become Henry’s wife in 1866 and they had three children together.

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Image of Mr. and Mrs. Cheavens Golden Anniversary Article

 

 
 

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Since being here I have studied a good deal of medicine and practiced more. In Materia Medica. Make up a great proportion of the prescriptions. Helped at the amputation of Martin's leg. Resection of Russell's arm. And 2 or 3 operations. Have been well, gaining strength all the time. Have eaten figs and pomegranates and like them well. Musk melons, apples, and peaches. I have enjoyed myself much, and now, 8th of September, am on the eve of leaving for Parole Camp, after having seen to the breaking up. There are but now 4 wounded men. Dr. Mallitt has been gone for some time. Wednesday, September 8th. Dr. Dysart, Henry Henderson, and myself started for Parole Camp at Demopolis [Alabama]. The Dr. horseback, the rest of us in a spring wagon, for which we paid $14.00 apiece, to Brandon [Mississippi]. We had scarcely

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1 Creek

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Historical Description of Columbia Township

Note on Typhoid Fever

 

 
 

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got 1/2 mile from town when one of the wheels broke down and we had to return to get another vehicle, which we did about 3 P.M. About 10 P.M. we camped at Pearl River. An hour before day we started on our way to Brandon, which we reached about 12, where we remained till about 4 P.M., when we took the cars for Meridian. Charley Mount and [his] mother and Miss Annie Mount came with us, also Mrs. Jenkins, all of Raymond. At 3 A.M. we arrived in Meridian. We started early in the morning for Demopolis. The cars were so crowded we had to sit on the platform. We got about 25 miles when one of the truck wheels on the tender broke off near the end and ran the tender off the track. It kept us back

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1 Many of the planned railroads in Missouri were put on hold during the Civil War. The post-War era saw a boom in railroad speculation and construction in central Missouri.

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The Pacific Railroad of Missouri operated trains between St. Louis and Syracuse in Morgan County. The last five miles of the 108-mile line were opened from Tipton to Syracuse on August 1, 1859. Here the railroad terminated in an open prairie.

Margaret Louise Fitzsimmons, "Railroad Development in Missouri, 1860-1870," (Unpublished master's thesis, Washington University, 1931), p. 14

 

 
 

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till about 3, when having got the tender on the track and started, we got to McDonnell's Landing, when we took the boat. We soon arrived at Demopolis, when I found abut 20 of our company camping at the Mill just above town, with a splendid spring of water and everything pleasant. Sunday I went to the Methodist Church in town, and heard a splendid sermon from Dr. Mitchell. I there saw W. Carpenter, also Bob Maupin. Today, 14th [September, 1863], I saw Hosea Williams and Sidney Woods, whom I left in Springfield Mo. 24th Dec. [1862]. John Parker, Sam. Terrill. News came yesterday of exchange of [Major General John S.] Bowenn's and Stephenson's [Major General C.L. Stevenson] Div., 2nd Texas and Wall's [Colonel T.N. Waul] Texas Legion. I saw Dr. Dysart, and he will call an order to have me examined as Hospital Steward Very soon.

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1 Julius McGuire

 

 
 

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I have since seen one who nursed me in Springfield, whom we have called Yank. He has professed a belief and come forward. Wm. Carpenter was Baptized by Bishop Andrews. Last Sabbath, the 20th, Sacrament of the Last Supper was celebrated in the 1st [Missouri] Brigade. Gen. [Francis M.] Cockrell partook. We have some very interesting prayer meetings in the grove morning and night. Last night I led the prayer meeting. Since the last was written much as been done. The prayer meetings continued and many were converted. Then came the order for consolidation (After General Bowen's death, Colonel Francis M. Cockrell, who had commanded the 1st Brigade of Bowen's Division, was promoted to Brigadier General and placed in command of the Division. On September 12, 1863, he requested the Confederate War Department to instruct all Missouri troops east of the Mississippi river not engaged in actual service to report to his command at the parole camp in Demopolis, Alabama. His request was approved and the order issued. When the troops were assembled the Division was reorganized. O.R., Series 1, Volume LII, Part II, 524, 526, and Series 1, Volume XXXII, Part III, 673), 33rd and 5th [Missouri], Gates' and Samuels'. Then our battery [Lowe's] and Dawson's, Dawson commanding, Catron 1st. Lieut., Jackson 2nd Lieut., Sleall 3rd Lieut....Halleck of the 6th hounded in Vicksburg was appointed Orderly. Dick Steele charge of 3rd Detachment, in which I am. We have a good company of 76 or 80 men, 110 when all are present (Men from both the First and Second Brigades of Bowen's old Division were placed in this company. They came from the 3rd and 5th Missouri Infantry regiments, the 3rd Missouri Battery, previously commanded by Captain William E. Dawson, Lowe's Battery, previous commanded by Lieutenant Thomas B. Catron, the 1st Missouri Cavalry (dismounted), previously commanded by Colonel Elijah Gates and the 3rd Missouri Cavalry Battalion (dismounted), previously commanded by Lieutenant Colonel D. Todd Samuels. O.R. Series 1, Volume XXIV, Part III, 705; O.R., Series 1. Volume XXIV, part II, 326; and U.S. Senate, Missouri Troups During the Civil War, 314-315.)

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1 Northwest of Jefferson City

 

 
   
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