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1767: Mary Elizabeth Lea was born.
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1893: Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.
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1898: Rebecca Herner died.
1907: Etta Brown Harder was born in Perry County, Tennessee.
1907: Bessie E. Hoover was born in Michigan.
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1910: Julian Ann Ring died in Leonard, Fannin County, Texas.
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1911: Oscar Acord died in Johnson County, Arkansas.
1915: Daughter Horner was born in Alamance County, North Carolina.
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1917: Winnie Jane Steele died in Oklahoma.
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1922: 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's first water skis (Minnesota).
1932: Lonnie Warnick married Zettie Harris in Treat, Pope County, Arkansas.
1932: Martha Isabell Wilson died in Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri.
1937: Daisey Louise Horner died.
1939: Lela Frances Turner died in Ogden, Little River County, Arkansas.
1941: Wade William Elmore married Ola Peeler.
1945: Kayrene Kay Horner was born in Brown County, Texas.
1947: Jay T. Loupee died in Newton, Jasper County, Iowa.
1955: Hilda Hunley died in Person County, North Carolina.
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1968: Kinchon Strickland Bridges died.
1971: Apollo 15 astronauts take 6 hour electric car ride on Moon.
1971: Lola Mae Stone died in Lake County, Tennessee.
1985: Francis Allen Conway died.
1988: James Harlan Bean died.
1991: US Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft.

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U.S. Civil War


3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Wingfields), CSA


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  • 3rd (Wingfield's) Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1864. It was formed by adding four companies to the six companies of the 9th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion. This unit confronted the Federals in Louisiana and Mississippi, then in May, 1865, was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Colonel James H. Wingfield commanded this regiment.

    Predecessor unit:

    9th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st or 9th Battalion Partisan Rangers] was organized during the early summer of 1862 with six companies and in July totaled 852 officers and men. Many of its members were recruited in the Baton Rouge area. The unit served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was active around Baton Rouge, and was captured at Port Hudson in July, 1863. After being exchanged, it was assigned to J. Griffith's and W. Adams' Brigade and participated in various operations in Mississippi. Later the battalion merged into Wingfield's 3rd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel James H. Wingfield and Major James DeBaun were in command.


    Partial Roster

    • John P. Lee (1837-1900), son of C. C. Lee and Maranda Unknown; husband of Emily Drucilla Allen. Co. E, , Private-Hospital Steward.
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