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The Journey: On the march

It was clear and cold, with another frost, at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 31, 1862, when the division packed up, broke camp and set off southward. They marched 19 miles, seldom being interrupted by the division wagon trains, and camped … Continue reading

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On August 4, 1862, the 13th enlisted thirty-eight replacements for their dead and wounded. The new men, most of them in the late teens and early twenties, enlisted for the war at Brookhaven, Mississippi, south of Jackson. A few of … Continue reading

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