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    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1865 April 17

    • Richmond fell on the 4th. General Lee surrendered on the 9th. Abraham Lincoln was shot on the 14th. Booth was the murdereer. These great events made April of 1865 the greatest of the war. At the Episcopal Church on Easter Mr. Ringgold & a lady...
    • 1865 April 17
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1864 June 12

    • Recounts Mr. Pollard taking her to his house for a visit with Frank Williamson [cousin], Grand Ma & little Lennie. Later at her home Mr. & Mrs. Block, Messrs. Simms & David B. & Alice Rice came to tea. Ice cream, strawberries & cake were served. A...
    • 1864 June 12
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 July 12

    • It is Sunday and brother Ben was captured the first day of fighting at Gettysburg. Nannie thinks that those prisoners who are able to write to their family should at least mention other captured prisoners as well. Ed Bringhurst did so. Ben Hering...
    • 1863 July 12
    • Nannie Haskins Diary entry, 1864 October 28

    • Nannie Haskins diary entry describing her social engagements during the Civil War in Clarksville. Haskins briefly mentions 4000 union refugees arriving in Clarksville from East Tennessee which she charaterizes as, "Mostly union cowards." She aslo...
    • 1864 October 28
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    • News of the great victory at Murfreesboro gladdened their Hearts - and they counted over the spoils - as follows - 6000 prisoners, 3000 mules, 40 cannon, quantities of ordnance & ammunition - a good deal of coffee etc. for the sick, burnt six...
    • 1863 January 4
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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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    • Cold snap has brought the temperature to 15. LVF is bringing in the wood for her fires herself as they have some bad wood. Her shoulders need to be broad & strong but they are not. LVF did not write of their anniversary on the 12th as it was dull...
    • 1865 January 24
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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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    • L.V.F. is relieved that her husbands birthday means he is now too old to be drafted into military service. She compares the Federal troops to an Egyptian plague from the Bible because of their rough foraging for provisions. Cooper [one of the...
    • 1862 August 10
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    • "Darlin" planning a new home in the octagonal shape. LVF wonders if it is folly to think of it with bacon 50 a pound, flour $15 a barrel and calico $1 per yard. No provisons for travellers in Chattanooga. A clipping in the diary from the October...
    • 1862 November 2
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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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    • Santa Claus couldnt get thro the pickets, - Jessie wanted to know why the old fellow couldnt go to his Quartermaster and get him a pass? They seemed to enjoy their Christmas quite as well as usual however, notwithstanding that Santa Claus was...
    • 1862 December 28
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    • he & "Darlin' [husband] planned to ride horses [Black & Gray Tilly] into town to see Mrs. Rowan. However they found out that would not be posssible. Sam Pennebaker grew excitied as he spoke of the way in which things had been carried on at his...
    • 1862 September 5
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    • L.V.F. writes the week has been a quiet, yet a busy one for her. The weather has been fine, & she has been busy all the week in putting up peaches -- What the Yankees left. The war news this week has been a confirmation of rumors. Last...
    • 1862 September 21
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    • L.V.F. writes thatYankees intended to burn up this end of town because it was illuminated when Forrest brought the prisoners up from Murfreesboro. The illumination was because Gen. Forrest had requested that the citizens have water set out all...
    • 1862 October 7

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