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Flynt/Babb letters connection

My goodness, yes you did. And in record time. I'm shaking my head in amazement lol. And doing a bit of loling on top of that.

Okay, now in all that did the name Martin C. Flynt jump out at you more than a name normally would?

Think back to sourcing you pointed me toward six or eight weeks ago. Mid-Missouri Civil War Project. So as I was conducting this Nov. 17 captures line of research, there Martin C. Flynt was, and I had to think: where do I know him from. After searching my memory, voila, I ended up digging back into those Mid-Missouri materials.

Specifically, the Joseph Babb prison letters. And so Babb sends this series of prison letters out late 1862-early 1863, and then it is left up to Martin C. Flynt to write the final one home to Babb's parents, because Joe Babb dies. Very touching letters. Anyway, with your work the past 24 hours you just sourced the question of how it was Martin C. Flynt came to be in the time and place to be able to carry Babb's letters to their final chapter.

But get this--so when I went back and looked at those letters and see they involved Joseph Babb, I dug deeper into my own sourcing on the Nov. 17 captures. And while I was laser-focused on that Nov. 17 date originally, in digging back a little earlier there I found the one and only Joseph C. Babb exactly seven days earlier.

Captured Camden County, November 10.

From what I can discern I gather those Babb letters get a lot of traction there at the Mid-Missouri Civil War Project. They are very compelling And now we are adding context to those letters.

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Confederate Captures -- 17 Nov. 1862
Re: Minor J. Winn
Re: Martin C Flynt
Re: Frederick Kreger
Re: Thomas Smith
Re: George Jones
Re: George Jones captured w Andrew Tice
Re: George Jones captured w Andrew Tice
Re: George N F Jones
Re: George Jones captured w Andrew Tice
Re: James Riley Jones
Re: Warren C Jones
Re: Warren C Jones
Re: Lewis W Jones
Re: Andrew Tice actually Stice
Re: Confederate Captures -- 17 Nov. 1862
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