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Oct. 17.  This morning I rode with Jet to see old Mr. L. Cobb.  The poor old man is suffering so much, with drosy, he surely cant stand much longer.  Oh! that he was a Christain….

 

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. 9 [1861]

To day we went to the Boro to carry a box that Mrs. Whitely fixed up to send her sons Ben & Henry.  They are at Acquia Creek in Capt. Harrell’s company (Co. F. 1st NC Regt.).  I sent a bundle to Jimmie Darden.  Poor boy has no one to send him anything.  I sent 1 pr blankets, 1 shirt, 1 pr drawers, 1 pr socks, soap & towel & a nice parcel of cakes.  Lieut. Lyon will take them on when he returns to camp, the last of the week.

 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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October 7 [1861]

To day Jet carried Chetta back to Mr. Maddreys.  I cut out & made a pr drawers for soldiers. We made a shirt Saturday.  I am fixing cloths for Jimmie Darden & will send him a pr of blankets too… We were glad to hear that the steamer Curlew, commanded by Capt. Jester, had taken one of the Federal boats, with 2000 blankets, 1000 over coats, 150 stand of arms, 15.00 dollars, & 48 prisoners.  They were going down on our coast to carry those things to the Yankies who had landed here since the capture of Hatteras. I hope our people may succeed in taking the whole of them. 

 

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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October 1 [1861]

After dinner, we took a horse back ride down in the low woods, to see brother Taylor’s sick family.  His wife and niece are both ILL & Mrs. Britt his mother in law is very sick, all have typhoid fever… I think Ann Taylor will die….

 

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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Sept. 17 [1861]

We all went up to Bill Magetts this morning.  The neighbors all assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the young soldier who had died suddenly. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. Hodgens, an Episcopal minister from Warrenton, who came down with the corps. Capt Yates was there, with the company to bury their 2nd Lieut. with the honours of war.  Twas a solemn scene to see the young man in the bloom of youth who had been roaming about like the gay butterfly, seeking pleasure, in gay circles of earthly enjoyments, suddenly cut down & brought back to his childhood home, & laid down beside his fond mother to rest, till the last great day when all shall come forth; to meet the lord.  His friends seemed to have hope in this earth.  After the burial, the soldiers all dined at Bills & he sent them back to the river on their way to Winton where they are in Barracks.

 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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Aug. 23 [1861]

I had like to have forgotten to mention a visit from Sam Barnes.  He is just up from Portsmouth NC where he has been suffering for several weeks with typhoid fever.  Several of Capt Sharps men have died there & Sam says several are sick now.  He is looking very much worsted, but I hope two weeks at home will restore his health so that he can return to his post again.  I feel so interested about the soldiers.

 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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August 18 [1861]

Today the girls went to Mr. Riddicks, to spend the day with Ella.  This evening Mrs. Winborn came to see me & we packed up a box of things to send the sick soldiers.  Mrs. Winborn put in two pillows & cases, 2 shirts, 1 comfort, rice, 4 bottles wine & vinegar, soap, bag of sage & some other little things.  I put in 4 pillows with cases, 1 comfort, 4 pr socks, 1 shirt & drawers, bundle lint & rags, soap, baggage, 4 bottles wine, cordial bounce 7 blackberry vinegar.  We would that we could send more to the dear sick soldiers but tis all we can put in our box now.  May the blessings of the Lord attend them, wherever, they go.  Bill Maget & Jennie came.

 

 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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