"Raid", 53 (Event)

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Page Number: 
53
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
We rode until daylight, with the ten chests
Page Event Ends: 
54
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
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Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Friday, August 12, 1864 to Monday, August 15, 1864
Summary: 

The Sartoris party, with ex-slaves, departs for a ford in the [unnamed] river, with the objective of returning home to the family plantation. While riding, they read the order from the Union Army, dated August 14, 1864, authorizing them "Ten (10) chests . . . [of] silver. One hundred ten (110) mules captured loose near Philadelphia in Mississippi. One hundred ten (110) Negroes of both sexes belonging to and having strayed from the same locality" (54). The union had mistaken Rosa's Millard's "The chest" (52) for "ten chests," Old Hundred and Tinney [the names of mules] for 110 mules, Loosh for "loose," and Philadelphy for Philadelphia.

Chronological Order: 
44.00
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Keywords: 
Reparations, Miscommunication, Loot, Writing:Military_Order
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