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Cherokee Legion      
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John Joseph Carney/Kearney - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Barry Gooch
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Date Added:  2/26/2007
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Henry A. Pattillo - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Mary Jane Pattillo
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Date Added:  2/3/2005
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Obadiah Wynn - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Reed Davis
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Date Added:  6/20/2011
Company A
Jacob Benton - 2nd Lieutenant   
Jacob Benton enlisted in CSA, as a 2nd Lt., 31 May, 1861, Atlanta, GA. He was wounded at 1st Manassas, VA on 21 July, l861. He died of wounds on 3 May, 1862.
Contact Name:  Beth Beck
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Date Added:  2/23/2009
Company A
John Lewis Goins - Private   
Enlisted June 15, 1862, Co A, 7th GA Vol; served in the Virginia Army up to about September 30, 1864(Ft. Harrison) when he became a POW and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. Exchanged and died at a Confederate Hospital in Richmond, VA.
Contact Name:  Katie
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Date Added:  11/17/2010
Company B
Lewis Pinkney Brooks - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  kyle sims
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Date Added:  11/24/2005
Company B
lewis pinkney brooks - 1st Lieutenant   
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Date Added:  8/15/2006
Company B
Lewis Pinkney Brooks - 1st Lieutenant   
LEWIS PINKNEY BROOKS
LEWIS PINKNEY BROOKS. One of the early sheriffs of Young county and a gentleman invariably mentioned among its venerable pioneers is he whose name initiates this notice and it is his connection with some of the things that have been done here that is the province of this article especially to enumerate. Be it said, in general, that to the county's welfare as well as to his personal gain, has he devoted almost forty years of his life, and both as a citizen and as a man he has achieved results to which his posterity may refer with pardonable pride.

During the period of the Civil War, Young county lost is organization and it was before it was reorganized that Mr. Brooks cast his lot with this portion of the Texas frontier. He came hither in 1866 and drifted about from place to place until 1870, when he sought the banks of the Brazos in the vicinity to Miller's Bend and established his permanent home. In company with Taylor Brooks and Ambrose A. Timmons he purchased the Shelton survey settled by Locke Williams, of which he owns three hundred and twenty acres. The pole cabin constructed of pickets set on end became his domicile and it housed him for two years after his return from his hold home with his newly wedded wife. In its place, in 1874, arose the time-worn and massive stone pile which stands as a monument to the progress of that day and whose sacred walls whisper silent memories of days gone by.

For several years after 1866 the forays of the red man extended over Young county and the white settler caught out alone and unprepared paid the penalty too often with his life. Only on one occasion did our subject come into open encounter with this treacherous enemy and then not without comrades to spur him on to vigorous deeds of self-defense. A party of a half-dozen men were building a stone wall on the bank of the river near the Brooks home, of which party Mr. Brooks and his brother, and Alex. Timmons were members. Their arms were left in a pile between them and their horses on the sidehill below. Suddenly a bunch of eight Indians appeared up the road steering for the white man's horses almost within their reach. With the rush of the party for their arms the Indians spied them and dropped into the brush near by and a fusillade was kept up between the two sides for some minutes without positive casualties other than a wounded horse. With an equal encounter of this sort of Indian was not at all the first attack. His courage and bravery were never more heroically displayed than in scalping a lone and unarmed paleface or in exterminating a family of defenseless women and children.

Mr. Brooks began his career in Young county behind the plow and as a farmer his active efforts will end. Content with his choice of location of the early time he has clung to the landscape commanding the streak of rust that winds its ways southward and moistens with hits liquid preparation the sandy bed of the Brazos. Out of his fertile soil have sprung crops which forced a groan from its burden-laden granaries and from its parched surface have occasionally come the chief element of the Egyptian scourge. Along with the bitter there have come doses of sweet and their alternation is the spice which flavors a frontier life to the pioneer's taste.

Lewis P. Brooks was born in Cherokee county, Georgia, May 1, 1841, but migrated to Texas from Barto[w] county. William C. Brooks, his father, was born in Hall county, that state, in 1813, and died in Barto[w] county in 1898. The latter was a farmer, was a man of some education, although his father was not, and was a member of the Georgia legislature once. John P. Brooks, our subject's grandfather, was born on the ocean while his parents, John and Mary Brooks, were en route to America to help settle the colonies of England. John P. Brooks had a brother James, who went to Mississippi after he grew up, but the former remained about his parents in South Carolina, where they first located and afterward founded the family in Georgia. He was called 'Col.' Brooks, presumably from his connection with the militia service of his state. He married Hester Bennett and, with his wife, passed away in Cherokee county. The issue of their marriage were: William C., Melissa, Narcissa, Frank and Elijah, who died in Georgia; Nathan, of Polk county, Georgia; Mary; George, of Cherokee county, Georgia; Jefferson, of Farmington, California; Frances, who passed away in Arkansas, and Margaret.

William C. Brooks served in the Indian troubles of Georgia among the Cherokees and married Mary, a daughter of Noble Timmons. Mrs. Brooks was born in 1816 and died in 1902, being the mother of: John, of Cherokee county, Georgia; William W., who died in Arkansas; Julia, wife of A. J. Nally, who resides in Barto[w] county, Georgia; Caroline, who passed away unmarried; Lewis P., our subject; Elijah, who died in military prison at Camp Chase, Ohio; Alex. A. S., of Knox county, Texas; Jane, who died in Young county, Texas, as Mrs. William Russell; Taylor, who lived awhile in Young county and died in Georgia; Margaret, wife of Jo Rogers, and Andrew J., both of the old home country, and Alice, who married Joseph Lusk and died in Georgia.

Lewis Pinkney Brooks acquired a limited education in the country schools of his state and shot as many feathered chinkapins into the ceiling of his schoolroom as the next one. As he approached man's estate and was preparing to assume his station in civil affairs the rebellion broke out and he enlisted May, 1861, in Company B, Seventh Georgia Infantry, Colonel Gartrell, Hood's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Beginning at Manassas he fought in all the Peninsular campaign and at Gettysburg and Spottsylvania, in which latter engagement he was wounded, but returned to duty without much delay, and was again wounded in front of Richmond in December, 1864, this time receiving a ball through the left arm and into his side just under the shoulder, which retired him from further active service. He enlisted as a private and was promoted in the Peninsular campaign to a lieutenancy.

The year following the end of the war Mr. Brooks spent in his native state, getting back into the routine of civil life and preparing himself for a good, vigorous civil campaign in the state of his future home--Texas. His years of service in the ranks prepared him for his mission in the west and he came hither without misgivings as to the final result. Having blazed the way for a home he went back to his old home to claim the young woman who has promised to share his fortunes some years before, and in October, 1872, he was married. His wife was Miss Cinnie Moore, a daughter of John K. Moore, a farmer and mill man and an early settler of the Cracker state.

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks' children are: Preston S., who is engaged in mining in old Mexico, and who is married to Ada Horton; Edna, wife of James Jordan, of Knox county, Texas; Ethel; Alvers, of West Point, Mississippi, named for the Alvers family, whom Mr. Brooks protected from ruffian intruders of his command while invading Maryland during the war; Retta, Lewis and Bessie.

Mr. Brooks was elected sheriff of Young county in 1876 and served a term of three years. While this was then a 'wild and woolly' country, few murders were committed, and little crime of a nature to attract the public attention was enacted beyond the thievery of horses. He did his duty faithfully and retired from the office with the respect and confidence of his county. He is and ever has been a Democrat and his views on questions of moral turpitude are as well defined as those on politics.


B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, pp. 27-29.
Contact Name:  Robert Brown
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Date Added:  2/23/2008
Company B
Enoch McGriff - Private   
Enoch McGriff of Dekalb Co., Georgia (1837 - 1894) served with the 7th Georgia from Sept 1861 till the end of the war. He was wounded twice, once at 2nd Manassas and once at the Wilderness. After the war he moved his family to Cullman Co., Alabama. He is my gggrandfather.
Contact Name:  Mike Little
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Date Added:  11/23/2005
Company B
John J Phillips - Private   
Born in Carroll Co., Georgia in 1841. Enlisted on 31 May 1861. Died of disease in camp on 26 Oct 1861 at Centerville, Virginia.
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  11/14/2010
Company B
Abrham Thomas Shurbutt - Private   
A.T. Shurbutt was born in Spartanburg, S.C. Moved to Marthasville before it changed name to Atlanta. Was with the 7th at 1st Manassas, discharged from 7th in 1862. When he returned to Ga from Va he joined the 2nd Georgia Miltia and was a prison guard at Andersonville until its end. Received pension for service from the state of Ga. Was verfied by another troop of the 7th, a William D. Weaver.
Contact Name:  Robert J. Anderegg
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Date Added:  10/27/2011
Company B
Richmond Pierce Stracener - Private   
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Contact Name:  Richard C. Baker, Jr.
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Date Added:  5/25/2009
Company C
Jefferson Adams - Corporal   
Enlisted as a Private, and promoted to a Corporal, in Company C, of the 7th GA Infantry Regiment.

Although it is unknown whether he died in battle during the Civil War (as he has no 'CSA' tombstone or other Civil War grave marker), his date of death was recorded on his tombstone as 'May 21, 1864', which was the exact same day that his unit was fighting in 'The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse', near Fredericksburg, Virginia.

And, since it is HIGHLY doubtful that he was safe at home in his sprawling GA estate [where he had 40 slaves, according to the Slave Census of 1860, so he had a financial interest in ensuring that GA remained a slave state], while the REST of his unit was fighting in VA, his family assumes that he was among the 'countless dead' (estimated at 15,000) cleared from the battlefield May 21, 1864.

Although we have no 'proof' of his battlefield death, we are hopeful that it can someday be proven that he was killed in VA, and sent home to rest in GA, where he lies today.
Contact Name:  Stephen Wyatt
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Date Added:  10/3/2009
Company C
hugh h miller - Private   
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Date Added:  12/31/2008
Company C
Samuel Ray Parsons - 2nd Sergeant   
A Captain Jenkins signed him up at Dallas GA.. Sam made 2nd Sergeant 16 Oct. 1862. He was wounded Nov. 1863. As a result of the wound he lost an arm.
Contact Name:  Lamar R. Parsons
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Date Added:  9/26/2009
Company D
Joseph Knox Moon - 2nd Lieutenant   
1820-1870
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/15/2013
Company D
Stephen C Moon - Private   
1841-1861 Died in hospital in Virginia.
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/15/2013
Company D
Wilkes L Moon - Private   
1824-1876
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/15/2013
Company D
Perry F. York - Private   
Perry F. York was a pvt. Co.D 7th Gerogia Regiment
Born June 5, 1839 Died: July 3, 1872 Marietta, Ga.
Enlisted May 4, 1861 Powder Springs Georgia
Present in most all major campaigns - wounded 2nd Manassas
August 30, 1862. Returned to duty December 1862.
Discharged at Appomattox VA. upon the surrender of Gen Lee
Pension records applied for by Lizzie York wife of Perry York
witnessed by Asa Darby of Marietta Ga. served in Co.D 7th Ga
and best friend of Perry said Perry was at the surrender in
Appomattox VA. There is no record I can find of his being present other than this pension record.
Contact Name:  Bill York
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Date Added:  2/5/2010
Company E
George W. Garner - Private   
This is my 2nd Great-Grandfather
Contact Name:  Sonny Stowers
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Date Added:  4/10/2018
Company E
William Dabney Gholston - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mike Goswick
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Date Added:  11/13/2018
Company E
William Riley Lawhon - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joseph R. Lawhon
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Date Added:  5/19/2012
Company E
jesse clayton otwell - Private   
HE IS MY GGGRANDFATHER AND IS BURIED AT HURRICANE CEMETARY IN CLEBURNE COUNTY ALABAMA
Contact Name:  mark white
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Date Added:  11/14/2010
Company E
Redding D Packer - Private   
Enlisted in June of 1862. Discharged at Farmville VA, Dec. 20, 1862. Died of disease at Gordonsville,VA on May 29th 1863.
Contact Name:  Karl Lindsey
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Date Added:  2/5/2008
Company F
WILLIAM W HANDLEY - Private   
ENLISTED MAY 10 1861. WOUNDED JULY 21 1863.
Contact Name:  TY LYLE
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Date Added:  12/15/2009
Company F
DavidDavid Harris Samuel Harris - Corporal   
David Harris was wounded at Darbytown Rd., He died of his wounds and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond Va.
Contact Name:  cindy miles
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Date Added:  10/14/2014
Company F
William Thomas Overby - Private   
Received the Confederate Medal of Honor while serving in the 43 Bttn. VA. Cavalry Co. D of Mosby's Rangers. Known as 'The Nathan Hale of the Confederacy.' Born 1840- Executed 1864
Contact Name:  Jeffrey Holliday
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Date Added:  5/2/2014
Company F
Robert Lea Richards - 1st Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  Cheryle Luzack
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Date Added:  7/26/2012
Company F
thomas s watson - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  William P Watson
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Date Added:  6/4/2004
Company F
Tyre H Watson - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  William P Watson
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Date Added:  6/4/2004
Company F
William G Watson - Private   
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Contact Name:  William P Watson
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Date Added:  4/28/2004
Company G
George Washington Colquitt - Private   
Transferred from Company A, 1st Infantry Regiment Georgia on 4 August 1861.
Wounded at Garrett's Farm, VA on 28 June 1862.
Returned to duty on 8 January 1863.
Wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863.
Returned to company on 30 April 1864.
Retired on 25 July 1864.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  7/7/2010
Company G
Noah Smith Culpepper - Captain   
Information on the 7th georgia infantry
Contact Name:  Rich Culpepper
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Date Added:  4/1/2006
Company G
Hugh W. Houston - 1st Lieutenant   
Hugh survived the war and became a minister in Georgia.Hugh is buried at Liberty Hill cemetery.
Contact Name:  Lester Houston
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company G
James W. Houston - Lieutenant   
James was killed at battle of 1st Manassass
Contact Name:  Lester Houston
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company G
Cicero Demosthenes Moon - Private   
1822-1899
Contact Name:  George Hill
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Date Added:  4/15/2013
Company G
James W. Rice - Private   
Inscription Reads:
PVT James W. Rice
Co G 7 GA INF
CSA
Jan 16 1810
Mar 3 1889
Contact Name:  MeLInda
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Date Added:  4/26/2018
Company H
Elijah Akins - Private   
One needs to read The Gallant Little 7th by John W. Latty.
Contact Name:  Edwin Akins
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Date Added:  4/30/2009
Company H
Henry Cupp Castleberry - Private   
Enlisted 3/10/1862. Died of typhoid fever in a VA hospital 7/7/1862. Buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.
Contact Name:  Jeanette Earle
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Date Added:  4/16/2016
Company H
Joshua Pitchford Stephens - 1st Corporal   
Enlisted as a Private on 31 May 1861, Atlanta, GA. Wounded in thigh at First Manassas on 21 Jul 1861. Promoted to 1st Corporal 15 Jul 1862. Transferred to Co. L, Phillips Georgia Legion, Infantry Battalion, 08 Jun 1863. Born 11 Aug 1837, Franklin Co., GA. Died 30 May 1912, Cobb Co., GA. Interment at Sandy Plains Cemetery South, Marietta, GA.
Contact Name:  H. David Richardson
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Date Added:  7/3/2014
Company I
Lemuel Chaffin Downs - 1st Sergeant   
Lemuel Chaffin 'L.C.' Downs enlisted as a Pvt. on 31 May 1861, promoted to 1st Sgt. on June 26 1863, after the battle at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days and surrendered at Appomattox. He was from Atlanta.
Contact Name:  Mike Downs
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Date Added:  9/3/2006
Company I
Virgil A Hamby - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Mike Goswick
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Date Added:  11/13/2018
Company I
William H Richardson - Private   
Enlisted 23 Aug 1861 at Marietta, GA. Discharged 26 Dec 1861 at Richmond, VA. Later enlisted in Co. B, 'Kennesaw Infantry', 41st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Born 19 Feb 1841, Abbeville Co., SC. Died 02 Aug 1917, Cobb Co., GA. Interment at Holly Springs Cemetery, Marietta, GA.
Contact Name:  H. David Richardson
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Date Added:  7/3/2014
Company K
William F Anchors - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on May 31, 1861 in Co K 7th Infantry Reg. Georgia.
Detailed on April 15, 1862 at Navy Yard ,Richmond, VA.
Enlisted in Co D,25th Bttn Inf.Reg.VA on October 15,1862.
Discharged Co D,25th Bttn Inf.Reg. VA on February 10 1863.
Enlisted in Co C,4th Bttn Local Def. Reg. VA on June 20 1863.
There is a granite marker in Camak Methodist Church Cem. Camak, GA marked ' William F Anchors Co K 7 GA INF CSA'
Contact Name:  George Norris
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Date Added:  12/17/2005
Company K
William Henry Strickland - Private   
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Date Added:  2/28/2009
Company K
Harris Wade - 3rd Corporal   
Harris Wade is shown as a 1st, 2nd and finally a 3rd Corporal in Company K, 7th Georgia Infantry during the war. He was born 21 June 1815 in Georgia, the son of Asa Wade (1780 – 1840) and Letitia Wade (1782 – 1850). He married about 1833 in Georgia to Elizabeth Coffer (1812 – 1860) and their children were Sarah Ann Wade (1834 – 1856), Louise Wade (1837 – 1914), W. Jasper Wade (1840 – ), Jane Lutitia Wade (1841 – 1918), Mahaly Clementine Wade (1844 – 1937_, Robert Newton Wade (1846 – ), John Harris Wade (1850 – 1883), and Eliza Wade (1853 – ). After Elizabeth's death he married Amanda Riley Glore (1837 – 1910) and their children were Emma R. Wade (1866 – ), William Jasper Wade (1869 – 1950), Homer Wade (1871 – 1927), and Tobitha Wade (1874 – 1958). He is buried in Gann Cemetery, Paulding County, Georgia.
Contact Name:  Ronald Ellis Wade
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Date Added:  6/4/2011
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