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Nov. 2 [1861]

Very rainy morning…. Jet & I went to Bill Maget, he had gone to assist in burying Ann Taylor, poor girl, died yesterday, after being sick 10 weeks. 

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

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Nov. 1 [1861]

This morning I had cloth dyed for my little boys some pants.  Jet* went to Buckhorn to muster.  An order has been passed to enroll all from 18 to 50, so Jet will have to go till next August (when he would be 50) if he lives….

* Annie Darden’s husband

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

 

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Oct. 30 [1861]

This morning I went to see the sick ones at brother Taylors. I have never seen such a sick family in my life, nor such protracted illness.  Ann Taylor has been speechless a night & day.  Poor girl I guess she will never speak again.  There are six down with the fever.  Tis distressing to see them.  The weather is fine.  Jet is housing potatoes.  They are very ice.  I weight some this evening that weighed 2 lbs.  They are the old fashion Spanish.

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

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Oct. 25 [1861]

Jet came home early this morning & sent to the Boro for a shroud, & coffin for Mr. Cobb.  He died last night, in his 87th year of his age.

 

Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

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Oct. 20 [1861]

We were sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Vann at Mr. Picots last night.  Poor fellow was on a visit & taken with typhoid fever & is gone so soon, in the bloom of youth. He belongs to the cavalry company, Capt. Boothe, but his warfare is ended.  Life’s battles are o’er, & his frail bark is launched on eternity shore, to sail in bliss, or sink in despair….

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

 

PC 222 Annie Darden Diaries.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC

 

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Oct 19 [1861]

I received a letter from Capt JN Harrell, Aquire Creek (Virginia), saying he was doing well, but 15 of his men were down with the mumps.  They are expecting a battle very soon.

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

 

PC 222 Annie Darden Diaries.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC

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Oct. 18.

After dinner Rosa & I went to Buckhorn to meet with the Soldiers Aid Society, very few met.  Capt Pictos company left, to day, for Washington NC.  May the Lord protect & defend them, from the evils of the camp, & the power of the enemy who are invading our coast.

 Sources:

Thomas C. Parramore, F. Roy Johnson, and E. Frank Stephenson, Jr., eds. Before the Rebel Flag Fell. (Murfreesboro, NC: Johnson Publishing Company, 1965).

 

PC 222 Annie Darden Diaries.  North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC

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