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April 6, 1863: Hill’s Ferry

April 6, 2013

[Today] we started on and rode thirty-one miles without any incident. We stopped…at Hill’s Ferry, a dirty place, where a drunken “Secesh” made an uproar the whole night. A few vaqueros were managing a lot of wild Spanish cattle, to get them on board the ferryboat, and gave us some specimens of horsemanship and lassoing that were decidedly fine.

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