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11 November 1863: “I am slow to believe the evacuation of Corinth.”

Item Description: Diary entry, 11 November 1863. Samuel A. Agnew was a Presbyterian minister, teacher, farmer, and prominent local citizen in Mississippi. The diary entry details Agnew’s thoughts about the certain happenings of the war. [Item transcription available below image] … Continue reading

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5 May 1862: “…to be evacuated by the Confederate troops!!”

Item Description: Rev. Overton Bernard states the rumors of a Confederate evacuation of Norfolk, Virginia, which would occur in less than a week from his diary entry. Image: Item Citation: From folder 2 of the Overton and Jesse Bernard Diaries #62-z,  Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, … Continue reading

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6 March 1862: “We are now in the midst of a great calamity”

Item description: Entry, dated 6 March 1862, from the diary of Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball. In this entry, Grimball writes from Charleston that eighty-four of the slaves had left Grove Plantation and run away to Edisto, causing her husband, … Continue reading

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