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a little farther on hedges of holly, Hawthorn and lots of other trees which we don't know the name of. We ate some elderberries which also grow in profusion, and somesloes which are like small plums only about twice as sour and about 20 times as bitter.

A body of troops were sent forward in advance we did not know what for until we were passing a clump of bushes when all at once the bushes started to spit fire and the troops that were ambushed had us in easy range. The advance guard

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