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SLAVE NARRATIVESA Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves....I mus tell you how de Yankees done when dey come though here. I was wid old Miss Jackson at dat time. We live over de river. I was a small chapMoreSLAVE NARRATIVESA Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves....I mus tell you how de Yankees done when dey come though here. I was wid old Miss Jackson at dat time. We live over de river. I was a small chap not big enough to do nothing much cept nuss old Miss. We heard de Yankees was comin, and did dey ruin evething! Why Milledgeville was jes tore up- twont nuttin mon a cow pasture when de Yankees got though wid it. Dey tuck all de stock and cattle what folks had, and burned and stroyed eveything. After de war was breakin up, we heerd de soldiers was comin through here and was gon pass Town Creek on de way to Sparta, and on from Sparta to Warrenton, and from Warrenton to Augusta. I lost record after dat. Some said it was gon be 15,000 soldiers passing though. We all wanted to see them. I axed old Miss to lemme go to Sand Town to see em. She lemme go. Hit was a crowd of us went in a big wagon. We did see bout 5,000 soldiers. I was bout 8 or 9 years old. I members jes as well how dey looked—some of em had canteens. Dey was tryin to git back home. Dey seemed all bewildered like. I had alluz been skeered o soldiers, but after I seen dem I warnt[Pg 307] skeered no mo.