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    • Nannie E. Haskins Diary Excerpts

    • Excerpts from a small handwritten diary written by Nannie Haskins, a young girl of Clarksville, Tennessee. Provides an insight into the day to day activities of an observant young girl. Haskins was strongly in support of the Confederacy and loathed...
    • 1863 February 16 - October 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 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.
    • 1863 July 26
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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...
    • 1863 October 12
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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...
    • 1864 October 30
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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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    • Cold north wind yesterday, frost last night & the morning is quite chilly. Col., Mr. James Spurlock & Mr. Colville started for Nashville on Friday. They had one horse & buggy between them. LVF was reminded that on April 20, 1864, was the last time...
    • 1865 April 23
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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...
    • 1865 May 14
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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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    • "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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    • 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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    • 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 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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