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    • Body armor

    • A section of body armor, pierced by two holes, from the Shiloh battlefield. The Battle of Shiloh was fought April 6-7, 1862. Union forces were commanded by Maj. Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell. The Confederates were led by Gens. Albert...
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    • Comrade to Freedom

    • This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a short poem called "Comrade to Freedom." The poem observes that men who have never been in bondage do not truly understand the joys of freedom.
    • 1944-1945
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    • Lucy Virginia writes of fires on the mountains all around and that at night the fires look like a marching army. She had a note from Mollie about the high cost of items such as butter $4 or $5 a pound and so on. She next writes that Longstreet has...
    • 1864 February 28
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    • Col. John French & family are at Beersheba Springs in Grundy County just South of McMinnville in Warren County. Some old friends are back at Beersheba Springs. The Col. John Armflelds and the Scotts. Mr. Armfield brought some Dr. J. Hostetter's...
    • 1864 May 22
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    • French writes of a feeling of sadness and the long and terrible strain caused by the war. The 1864 presidential election is very much on her mind. She wants to leave the country if Abe and Andy are elected. All the things from Beersheba Springs...
    • 1864 October 30
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    • Cold snap has brought the temperature to 15. LVF is bringing in the wood for her fires herself as they have some bad wood. Her shoulders need to be broad & strong but they are not. LVF did not write of their anniversary on the 12th as it was dull...
    • 1865 January 24
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    • Passage begins, "It is all over -- and a glorious victory remains with the South!" L.V.F. goes on to describe General Crittenden and men being made prisoners by General Forrest and his men. 13 wagons of supplies captured [1st Battle of...
    • 1862 July 17
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    • Passage begins, "It is all over -- and a glorious victory remains with the South!" L.V.F. goes on to describe General Crittenden and men being made prisoners by General Forrest and his men. 13 wagons of supplies captured [1st Battle of...
    • 1862 July 17
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    • L.V.F.: "I have drawn a long breath for the first time in 3 weeks - a long deep sigh of satisfaction and relief, - the Yankees are gone! A few straggling thieves may remain but the army is now gone as far as we are concerned. Thank God! Thank...
    • 1862 August 25
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    • L.V.F. diary entry Yankees continued to forage roughly about the area. I judge that about 30,000 men have left this place and Hickory Creek this morning - Thomas division - Woods to [sic] - and Nelsons - and this is a better riddance for which I...
    • 1862 Septmber 3
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    • he & "Darlin' [husband] planned to ride horses [Black & Gray Tilly] into town to see Mrs. Rowan. However they found out that would not be posssible. Sam Pennebaker grew excitied as he spoke of the way in which things had been carried on at his...
    • 1862 September 5
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    • L.V.F. writes the week has been a quiet, yet a busy one for her. The weather has been fine, & she has been busy all the week in putting up peaches -- What the Yankees left. The war news this week has been a confirmation of rumors. Last...
    • 1862 September 21
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    • News of the great victory at Murfreesboro gladdened their Hearts - and they counted over the spoils - as follows - 6000 prisoners, 3000 mules, 40 cannon, quantities of ordnance & ammunition - a good deal of coffee etc. for the sick, burnt six...
    • 1863 January 4

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