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A bittersweet July 4th...


Skippy went Reb and joined the 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Company C.

A week later he was captured outside Vernon, IN while riding with John Hunt Morgan's raiders. So at least his mother can visit him until they ship him north. We were hoping for a parole, but it's much too late in the war for that.

On the other hand, the Madison Regatta was a big success this year. The rain didn't start until late last night. Seems it was an exciting day of racing yesterday.

A year old, but a good introduction to the Regatta:

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