Diary of Orrin Brown—Dec 7, 1864

USS Arizona Memorial 2009

Diary of Orrin Brown, between Sylvania and Springfield, Georgia

Wednesday–Dec. 7th

We were on the road again this morning at 8 AM, marched about 3 miles and haulted to clear the road where the rebs had felled trees to blockade against us, we were on the road again about noon and marched very steady the rest of the day, it rained the most of the fournoon, we went into camp about 6 PM, we had a quite a shower of rain while we were getting supper.

Fast forward 77 years, to the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941.  A date that continues to live in infamy.  2,403 American soldiers and sailors and 68 civilians killed.  64 Japanese casualties, and America again at war.


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