Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Dec 31, 2009
- Smack dab in the heart of Texas
My favorite is one we did here years ago. A gentleman in Europe had purchased a diary in a local shop with a lot of other old journals/diaries. It happened to be a young man who was from (my memory is vague) Alabama or Mississippi--he kept it from April 1862 or so. We had to take it page by page and decipher the writing, then we got busy and someone found the unit he was in and eventually learned about his life post-war. He was a terrific diarist--and my favorite memory is his being in charge of his company's pots and pans. On trains, he always had to keep a close watch on them lest they "disappear". I'll nose around and see if I can find and link it...hope it still exists!