THE JOHN FREEMAN DIARY
Posted by his great grandaughter, Wanda Freeman Ridge who may be contacted at:
John Henderson Freeman was born 31 Dec
1832 in Wake Co., NC, the son of Levington Allen Freeman and
Tabitha Watkins. He married Mary Francis Waldrip in DeSoto Co.,
MS in 1859.
John Henderson Freeman's military records from the National Archives show that he was captured by Federal troops on November 24, 1863, just three days after sending this diary home. His name appears on Roll of Prisoners of War in both Louisville, KY and Rock Island Barracks, IL. He was paroled at Memphis, TN May 25, 1865.
John Henderson Freeman died 23 June 1913 in Brinkley, Monroe Co., AR and is buried there in Oaklawn Cemetery. An inscription on his tombstone reads: He lived as he died, a Christian.
JOHN H. FREEMAN'S BOOK
Should this book get lost the finder will
please forward it to Tyro, P. C., Miss. to care of R. T. Bowen,
Esqr. and Oblige a soldier.
Sergt. J. H. Freeman's book of Co. I 34th Miss. Vol.
Gen'l Bragg's Army
John H. Freeman
Chulahoma, Marshall Co., Miss.
If in this book you read I ask you not to abuse for I write this for my own satisfaction and not for critics to peruse and often to abuse.