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    • We have here the advantages of adopting the virtues of our white brothers, who surround us. Your Excellency is not unacquainted with the progress which we have made in agriculture and civilized life. The benign influence of religion has opened the...
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    • We feel ourselves bound by the strongest bonds of brotherly and friendly attachment, to observe all our obligations with the U. States in the most inviolable manner. Brother, you seem to express a desire that we ought to keep friendship at home as...
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    • Resting a Bit

    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a bedroom in what appears to be a private home. One prisoner can be seen by the bed, resting. Mitchener writes,"About thirteen hours later & 29 km. -- 'Resting a Bit' - In the hamlet of Freiwaldau, the caravan...
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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 peace be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections and the General Council, and in going to or returning from the same. In all elections by the people the electors shall vote Vi-Va-Voce. Elections for members to the General...
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    • Birthplace of Andrew Johnson

    • Presumed birthplace of President Andrew Johnson in Raleigh, North Carolina. Johnson is said to have been born in this house on December 29, 1809, at its original location on Fayetteville Street. In 1909, the Colonial Dames of America purchased...
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    • Passage begins, "It is all over -- and a glorious victory remains with the South!" L.V.F. goes on to describe General Crittenden and men being made prisoners by General Forrest and his men. 13 wagons of supplies captured [1st Battle of...
    • 1862 July 17
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    • On the first day of the year 1865 LVF is very down in her mood. She believes that the weather is becoming colder than it was when she married & came to McMinnville. Mollie has made a wreath of evergreens to place on Cap Spurlock's grave as it is...
    • 1865 January 1
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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
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 July 19

    • Mr. & Mrs. Rust of Hopkinsville visited the Haskins in Clarksville. Mrs. Rust's brother has been taken prisoner. However, he has been sent elsewhere. Mr. Rust says Hopkinsville is a perfect despotism. Willie Settle, Sallie Lewis & Nannie went on...
    • 1863 July 19
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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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    • Lucy Virginia writes of fires on the mountains all around and that at night the fires look like a marching army. She had a note from Mollie about the high cost of items such as butter $4 or $5 a pound and so on. She next writes that Longstreet has...
    • 1864 February 28

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