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    • Nannie E. Haskins Diary Excerpts

    • Excerpts from a small handwritten diary written by Nannie Haskins, a young girl of Clarksville, Tennessee. Provides an insight into the day to day activities of an observant young girl. Haskins was strongly in support of the Confederacy and loathed...
    • 1863 February 16 - October 24
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    • The Battle of Stones River was to decide whether or not the French family were still to have a home, or be sent forth as refugees to find a sojourning place in a land of strangers. Cannonading was heard in the direction of Murfreesboro. Everything...
    • 1862 December 31
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    • In the entry Darlin comes back from a visit to town and announces that the Yankees are coming again. The Yankees burned the stables; however, Darlin was able to save about half of one poultry house, by ripping off roofing and planking to stop the...
    • 1863 April 26
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    • Col. John French & family are at Beersheba Springs in Grundy County just South of McMinnville in Warren County. Some old friends are back at Beersheba Springs. The Col. John Armflelds and the Scotts. Mr. Armfield brought some Dr. J. Hostetter's...
    • 1864 May 22
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    • On the Thursday before a large body of Rebels passed through. They belonged to [Gen. Joseph] Wheeler. As it was early fall peaches were still on the trees. French was busy preserving peaches, putting up tomatoes and so on but had no vinegar to make...
    • 1864 September 11
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    • The cause of the South has gone down. Yesteday Fench and Martha worked all day making cakes, molasses candy, egg-nog, etc. for the children. She had a difficult time finding items for the children's stockings. She had a set of tiny coffee cups and...
    • 1864 December 25
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    • March 2, 1862 diary entry - LVF writes that the Federals have taken possession of Nashville. She did not go to church as Mrs. Spurlock had borrowed the buggy to go to Murfreesboro to see her husband. Gen. Buell made a speech to the Nashville...
    • 1862 March 2
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    • June 22, 1862, diary entry--"The 'reconoissance in force' which we had thought were moving on to Chattanooga--went only 38 miles across in the direction of Pikeville, and then returned. I presume they were in reality hunting Starns--it is said they...
    • 1862 June 22
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    • The same night he was here I had a sick soldier-one of Morgans men, and a comrade who attended him. The name of the sick one was Rice-he was 15 years of age. We have bread & meat-wheat coffee & sassafras tea-a little milk & a very little butter....
    • 1863 January 19
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    • The same night he was here I had a sick soldier-one of Morgans men, and a comrade who attended him. The name of the sick one was Rice-he was 15 years of age. We have bread & meat-wheat coffee & sassafras tea-a little milk & a very little butter....
    • 1863 January 19

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