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THE JOHN FREEMAN DIARY


John Henderson Freeman
Company I
34th Mississippi Volunteers
CSA

Posted by his great granddaughter, Wanda Freeman Ridge who may be contacted at:

wanda.ridge@sbcglobal.net

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.
Walthall's Brigade
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.

Links to John Henderson Freeman's Diary
(Separated into 4 parts for ease of reading)
MAY 1862 - JUNE 1862
JULY 1862 - DECEMBER 1862
JANUARY 1863 - JUNE 1863
JULY 1863 - NOVEMBER 1863 (His Capture)

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