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    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1865 May 8

    • Soldiers are still coming home. However, the family has not heard from Brother. All commands have surrendered except Kirby Smith [he surrenders on May 26, 1865]. Nannie bemoaned the loss of the Confederacy. She declared that Davis had made some...
    • 1865 May 8
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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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    • 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, 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
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 July 24

    • Nannie can hear the groans of soldier from a nearby Federal hospital. Sick & wounded are no longer enemies. Mrs. Sears of Hopkinsville stopped for a visit going South to visit her husband, who had to leave Hopkinsville because of his Southern...
    • 1863 July 24
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    • March 30, 1862, diary entry - States that they have been cut off from all communication with either North or South. On Sunday last our mail stopped - the train being taken off to prevent its falling into the hands of the Yankees. "I was sitting in...
    • 1862 March 30
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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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    • L.V.F. diary entry Yankees continued to forage roughly about the area. I judge that about 30,000 men have left this place and Hickory Creek this morning - Thomas division - Woods to [sic] - and Nelsons - and this is a better riddance for which I...
    • 1862 Septmber 3
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    • L.V.F writes a great deal of local gossip and that Andy Johnson and Buell & staff had a desperate "flare-up." Andy got drunk & made a speech at the Capitol & an ass of himself, at one & the same time. He told Buell that "his bones should bleach on...
    • 1862 September 14
    • Jim Key the Educated Horse

    • Jim Key was a talented horse who was able to perform numerous tricks that showcased his intelligence and unique personality. His trainer, Dr. William Key, was an ex-slave who championed patience and kindness as the keys
    • approximately 1900

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