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23rd Letter: Run Away (July 11, 1862)

In camp two miles from Richmond Va

My Dear Parents-              July. 11th, 62-

Again I am permitted to pen you a few lines, which I think you will surely get as it will be carried by Newt Shaw who was wounded in the ever memorable battle before Richmond in which we drove the enemy 25 miles, where they sought shelter under their Gun Boats- I will not give any particulars about the fight as he can tell you all you want to know about that fight and the one at… 471 more words

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Did Your Civil War Ancestor Turn to His Faith for Comfort?

The Union grip on Petersburg in early 1865 had made the men of the Army of Northern Virginia near captives behind their defenses. They were often exposed to the elements in severe weather. 278 more words


wayneandjen reblogged this on Parham Morgan Buford (1842 - 1863) and commented:

Parham, like many others during the Civil War, reflected on eternal matters for comfort. Thus far, we have seen Parham refer to Divine Providence as the reason he and comrades survived through battle. He referred to a fallen mess mate as a Christian. In a letter not yet posted, we will see Parham write of his hope that, should he not survive the cruel war, he will one day be reunited with family in heaven where there are no wars nor rumors of wars.

"Our Children and Children's Children"

Survivors of the Lamar Rifles wrote in A History of Company G, Eleventh Mississippi Regiment, C.S.A. that

…our children and children’s children should study and understand the true history of the great war, and not be misled by a perverted and false interpretation of its causes and true meaning

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Eating Cattle Feed

Southerners throughout the United States traditionally eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck and prosperity throughout the year ahead.  Folklore dates its origin back to when Union troops waged  219 more words

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wayneandjen reblogged this on Parham Morgan Buford (1842 - 1863) and commented:

Happy New Year 2015!!! Enjoy those black-eyed peas.

La Grange Synodical College

In a previous post (see https://wp.me/p40u7G-qS), the blogger incorrectly concluded Parham was a student at Ole Miss based upon a fraternity pin with his name engraved upon the back.   481 more words

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Secret Society at Ole Miss: Tau Eta Phi



Throughout the research for this blog, a mystery has remained. 255 more words

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