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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...
    • 1865 January 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
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1865 April 17

    • Richmond fell on the 4th. General Lee surrendered on the 9th. Abraham Lincoln was shot on the 14th. Booth was the murdereer. These great events made April of 1865 the greatest of the war. At the Episcopal Church on Easter Mr. Ringgold & a lady...
    • 1865 April 17
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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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    • 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, 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
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 July 19

    • Mr. & Mrs. Rust of Hopkinsville visited the Haskins in Clarksville. Mrs. Rust's brother has been taken prisoner. However, he has been sent elsewhere. Mr. Rust says Hopkinsville is a perfect despotism. Willie Settle, Sallie Lewis & Nannie went on...
    • 1863 July 19
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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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    • 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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