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From: (Nancy Beck)
Subject: Claim to state for services rendred
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:30:11 -0500
Thank you, that makes sense. John R. Diamond had a Blacksmith shop on his
horse ranch and it was the second stop in Texas for the Butterfield
Overland Mail Stage on its way to San Francisco. Being a Wagonmaster was
keeping with what he did for a living. Before the war he was running a
freight line to Jefferson , Galveston and back to Whitesboro.
John Roberson Diamond later became a Lt. Col. with Bourland Texas Calvary
Regiment, sometimes called the Border Regiment.