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In Their Own Words

December 03, 1864

Rangers Killed Yankees

The Texas Rangers shadowing Sherman’s army killed some straggling Union soldiers and took others prisoner, as remembered in Pvt. Enoch John’s diary:

“Dec. 3d. Moved on slowly, all tired, and weather bad. After riding ten miles, we heard of a party of Yanks and cut for them; found twelve at a house. We soon had six ready for the ditch, and six prisoners, and are now in Scriven county, and the poorest country in the State, all pine timber. We camped five miles of Silvania, the county seat.”

Source: Diary of Cpl Enoch John