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    • 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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    • In this long entry Lucy Virginia writes of the terrible looting of the cottages and hotel by the mounatin people. She even compares it to the French Revolution reign of terror on a small scale without the flow of blood.
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    • French begins by writing of an inconvenient situation (a boil) which obliged her to lie on her back at all times. She describes Confederate Gen. Wheeler's capture of about 800 Union troops in McMinnville and Wheeler's opening of their commissary...
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    • French writes of a feeling of sadness and the long and terrible strain caused by the war. The 1864 presidential election is very much on her mind. She wants to leave the country if Abe and Andy are elected. All the things from Beersheba Springs...
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    • Weather is better. Mr. Wallace plans to go to Nashville & LVF will send her letters to Lide and Mrs. Armfield with him. Coggins has just returned from Nashville with newspapers. From these Lee appears to be holding his own in Virginia & Sherman has...
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    • Federal army is reducing in size from resignations & mustering out of men. Quartermaster's Departments are cutting down as well. No one from the town or vicinity has made it back to the area as yet. If they come back by May 22, it will be 4 years...
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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...
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