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    • A monkey meeting

    • Caricature of a politician addressing an audience of monkeys from a cracker box platform. The monkeys beg for food while the largest of them warns the others to "pay no attention to that boob, he thinks you can vote." Accompanying the caricature...
    • 1925 August 21
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    • In this entry Lucy Virginia writes of being awoken by men with horses in front of the house. They had come to arrest the Colonel and Mr. Henderson. Lucy further writes of knowing whom to thank for this -- the Unionists of McMinnville. She also...
    • 1863 July 21
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    • Lucy Virginia writes of 2 Union officers wanting to search the house befoe Christmas for Beersheba [Hotel] property. They left convinced that they were duped by the persons who sent them. All Christmas gifts were homemade and consisted of cakes,...
    • 1863 December 27
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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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    • 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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    • February 16, 1862, diary entry - LVF writes about her young childrens views of the Yankees and states that Tennessee is now invaded, and every man will be called out to defend her soil. She writes of visiting, weather (snow on Valentine's Day), ...
    • 1862 February 16
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    • March 2, 1862 diary entry - LVF writes that the Federals have taken possession of Nashville. She did not go to church as Mrs. Spurlock had borrowed the buggy to go to Murfreesboro to see her husband. Gen. Buell made a speech to the Nashville...
    • 1862 March 2
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    • May 18, 1862, diary entry - "He[Lincoln] considers the rebellion crushed. Beauregard has ordered the drestruction of cotton, sugar, and molasses .." "During the past week I have had the children with me all the time deciding that they must not on...
    • 1862 May 18
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    • Begins the passage on Sunday in bed and unwell - past week reading, sewing and teaching the children - pleasant moonlight rides with Darlin'. Letter from Mollie about Jimmy being in Vicksburg with his regiment. - Writes of McClellan's defeat...
    • 1862 July 6
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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. is relieved that her husbands birthday means he is now too old to be drafted into military service. She compares the Federal troops to an Egyptian plague from the Bible because of their rough foraging for provisions. Cooper [one of the...
    • 1862 August 10
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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 a great deal of local gossip and that Andy Johnson and Buell & staff had a desperate "flare-up." Andy got drunk & made a speech at the Capitol & an ass of himself, at one & the same time. He told Buell that "his bones should bleach on...
    • 1862 September 14
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    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7
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    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7
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    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7
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    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7
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    • The Battle of Stones River was to decide whether or not the French family were still to have a home, or be sent forth as refugees to find a sojourning place in a land of strangers. Cannonading was heard in the direction of Murfreesboro. Everything...
    • 1862 December 31
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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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