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In Their Own Words

November 30, 1864

Trailing Union Army on March to the Sea

The Confederate scouting unit of 30 Texas Rangers continued to follow the Union Army. Pvt. Enoch John recorded in his diary for this day :

“Nov. 30th. Moved out early, but did not go far before we run into an infantry command, and taking a hasty farewell of them, went into the woods followed by some of their balls, which did no damage, more than an occasional dodge of the head from Mr. Minnie[ball]’s near proximity to our ears.”

Source: Diary of Cpl. Enoch John