09 April 2015


As I have previously documented my 2xg-granduncle Harvey Dutton was a genuine hero at the Battle of Cache River also known as the Battle for Cotton Plant.  I found this picture of the historical marker on the web --

I burst with pride whenever I read those words "Thirty-Third Illinois."  At last count I have found four relatives who fought in the 33rd Illinois.  Two behind my mother served in Company "C," and two behind my father served in Company "A."  Remarkable when you consider my Mom was born in Arizona and my Dad in Nebraska, and they were married in California.  Not much there to point to Illinois.  Except a lot of research.

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