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Subject: Lost King and Wilsons
Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 11:14:27 -0600
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A diary written in Austin County, Texas contains this entry:
Friday July 4, 1862 - ...Last night Mr. Bob King staid here just on from the army spent most of the time in Ken. in the army of the south been from home nearly a year been very sick with Typhoid fever in Ken. Says he heard of Mr. O'brien, sons one is at or near Cairo, Ken. and the other was at Ft. Donnelson at the surrender was either killed or taken prisoner did not know which. Said a Mr. Wilson sent work by him to their mother, their name was Wilson--he (Bob King) went first to Corinth then from there to Vicksburg on the Railroad and then on home some three week since he arrived...
I believe that the men referred to were Robert Henry King, William T. Wilson, and Edwin B. Wilson, all of whom had moved from the Trigg/Caldwell County, KY area to the Washington/Austin County, TX area in the early 1850's. I can't find any records of their service in. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any help.