Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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before in the morning,  & he would go clear. & Said Joseph  let me have a happy new year<s>.—
conversation then turned on  Joseph stated that he never had done militry  duty in his life. was taken prisoner of war  at in his own door yard  & the man who took me thrust me my  little boy (who was clingi[n]g to my garme[n]ts)  f[r]om me by his sword. saying God Damn  you get away you little rascal or  I will run you th[r]ough.— I was condemd  by court martial to be shot at 8 o clock  in the Morning there were 18 Priests  in the court martial.  said it was cold blood[e]d murder would  have nothi[n]g to do with it & marched [p. 15]
before in the morning, & he would go clear. & Said Joseph let me have a happy new years.—
conversation then turned on Joseph stated that he never had done militry duty in his life. was taken prisoner of war at in his own door yard & the man who took me thrust my little boy (who was clinging to my garments) from me by his sword. saying God Damn you get away you little rascal or I will run you through.— I was condemd by court martial to be shot at 8 o clock in the Morning there were 18 Priests in the court martial. said it was cold blooded murder would have nothing to do with it & marched [p. 15]
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