The Homecircle: Kinship and Community in the Third Arkansas Infantry, Texas Brigade, 1861-1865 by ProQuest

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									       The Homecircle: Kinship and
            Community in the
      Third Arkansas Infantry, Texas
            Brigade, 1861-1865
                               BY ANDREW SCOTT BLEDSOE

     I lost my brother on the bloody field of Sharpsburg though three
     years my junior he [h]as grown into manhood before his
     years—he was my constant companion from childhood—we
     were not blessed with a sister near our own age—so we were
     thrown entirely together. he had his faults. was wild and impet-
     uous—was ever ready to avenge the slightest insult to himself
     or his friends. [H]e was feared by his foes
								
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