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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, 1863 May 12

    • It is Tuesday and gunboats are visible on the Cumberland River from Nannie's home. Gen. Joe Hooker is beaten; however, Gen. Stonewall Jackson is severely and A. P. Hill is slightly wounded. Nannie wants word from her brother. She hopes that no bad...
    • 1863 May 12
    • 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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    • February 16, 1862, diary entry - LVF writes about her young childrens views of the Yankees and states that Tennessee is now invaded, and every man will be called out to defend her soil. She writes of visiting, weather (snow on Valentine's Day), ...
    • 1862 February 16
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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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    • 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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    • L.V.F.: "I have drawn a long breath for the first time in 3 weeks - a long deep sigh of satisfaction and relief, - the Yankees are gone! A few straggling thieves may remain but the army is now gone as far as we are concerned. Thank God! Thank...
    • 1862 August 25
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    • Begins with ball preparations and her disapointment of some officers' behavior. Next writes of very strong storms in the night. Finally she writes that Morgans men that are behaving badly, and he is "losing character by the way they go on stealing...
    • 1863 February 8
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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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    • 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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    • 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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