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  •  Thank you all for sharing your stories. (3+ / 0-)
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    fladem, Notthemayor, seabos84

    This is how our ancestors efforts and lives remain alive to us.

    For what it's worth, my great great great grandfather was a riverboat captain on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.  His steamer, Diana, was captured by the Confederates in January, 1863 and burned to the waterline.  

    This is what was written by his granddaughter, my great grandmother, in the 1930's in a letter to one of her sons who wanted to know about the family history.

    Best regards to all, and many thanks.

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