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    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 May 30

    • It is Saturday and they have forced Nannie to sign the parole of honor [oath]. She regrets it. Her father does not have the funds to support her if she was sent south. He sends any extra money to her brother who is fighting in the war. Rumors...
    • 1863 May 30
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1865 March 28

    • Several speeches were delivered to the Negroes at their last celebration. One was from Col. Smith and another was from Jim Read. Nannie writes of a saying going around about green, black, lime & sassafras tea. It ends with "But I love Liber-ty."...
    • 1865 March 28
    • 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, 1863 May 17

    • It is Sunday and Stonewall Jackson is dead. After Jackson's death & the wounding of A. P. Hill, Nannie has great difficulty when she sees a Yankee. Aunt Harriet had a baby girl named Sidy [sic]. Nannie's father brought her a guitar & she will soon...
    • 1863 May 17
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • In this entry Lucy writes of a visit from General Morgan and his wife. Lucy liked Mrs. Morgan although she was not brillant. There was a Ball with meager food and clothes that were reworked.. She writes that events in Vicksburg & Charleston are...
    • 1863 February 15
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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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    • In this entry Lucy Virginia writes of being awoken by men with horses in front of the house. They had come to arrest the Colonel and Mr. Henderson. Lucy further writes of knowing whom to thank for this -- the Unionists of McMinnville. She also...
    • 1863 July 21
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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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