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James Redpath, The Roving Editor: or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States. 2 0 Browse Search
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er legs and hunder hands. Dey's more ‘commodatina dan any folks I's ever seed afore or since. Da lend me dar saws, so I might be ‘pared to split my shingles; and den dey turn right ‘bout and ‘commodate demsels. Ye ax me inscribe de swamp? Well: de great Dismal Swamp (dey call it Juniper Swamp) ‘stends from whar it begins in Norfolk, old Virginny, to de upper part ob Carolina. Dat's what I's told. It stands itself more ‘n fifty mile north and souf. I worked ‘bout four mile ‘bove Drummond Lake, which be ten mile wide. De boys used to make canoes out ob bark, and hab a nice time fishina in de lake. Best water in Juniper Swamp ever tasted by man. It is stated to have medicinal properties. Dreadful healthy place to live, up in de high land in de cane-brake. ‘Speck ye ‘ve heern tell on it? There is reefs ob land — folks call de high lands. In dar de cane-brake grow t'irty feet high. In dem ar can-brakes de ground is kivered wit leaves, kinder makina a natu
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
ottom's Bridge July 2. Expedition to Bottom's Bridge August 26-29. New Kent C. H. August 28. Bottom's Bridge August 29. Ordered to Norfolk, Va., September 8, and duty about Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., till December. Companies C, D, F, H and I at South Mills, N. C., September 13. Companies A, B, E, G, K, L and M at Great Bridge. Expedition to Indiantown, N. C., September 15-20 (Co. D ). Near Kempsville September 15. Indiantown September 20. (Cos. F and H at Drummond Lake September 15.) Companies C, F, H and I advance to Raleigh September 22; Companies A, B, L and M to Currituck C. H. September 23. Affair on Back Bay September 30 (Detachment). Scout from Great Bridge to Indiantown, N. C., October 13 (Detachment). Bingo Landing October 16-17 (Detachment). Camden C. H. October 17. Regiment assembled at Great Bridge October 20. Expedition from Norfolk to South Mills, Camden, etc., N. C., December 5-24. Duty at Yorktown and in District