Cornelia Ishmon





Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden

Person interviewed: Cornelia Ishmon

3319 W. Second Avenue

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Age: 78





"I was born in Mississippi and I can member seein' the Yankees goin' by.

I was a little bit of a girl and Betsy Hardy, that was old Miss, she

kep' the Yankees from gettin' me. She told me many a time if it hadn't

been for her I'd a had my brains beat out against a tree. When I didn't

do to suit her, she'd tell me bout dat. I stayed right in the house.



"I member when they was lookin' for Johnson's brigade and when they saw

it was the Yankees they just flew. The Yankees was goin' through there

doin' what they wanted.



"I never got no further than the third grade."





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