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    • Weather is better. Mr. Wallace plans to go to Nashville & LVF will send her letters to Lide and Mrs. Armfield with him. Coggins has just returned from Nashville with newspapers. From these Lee appears to be holding his own in Virginia & Sherman has...
    • 1865 January 8
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    • We feel ourselves bound by the strongest bonds of brotherly and friendly attachment, to observe all our obligations with the U. States in the most inviolable manner. Brother, you seem to express a desire that we ought to keep friendship at home as...
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    • Shelving Rock

    • Two men standing underneath Shelter Rock [i.e. Shelving Rock] overhand formation in Carter County, Tennessee where Revolutionary War soldiers camped on their way to the Battle of King's Mountain. The older man has his right arm raised and is...
    • 1941 July 11
    • Page 7

    • tragical misfortune of poor Stuart, his family and friends to the number of twenty eight persons. This man had embarked with us for the western country, but his family being diseased with the small-pox, it was agreed upon between him & the Company,...
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    • The Heater

    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of a group of prisoners who are passing time by playing cards. They are sitting next to a heating stove that, according to Mitchener, has a six-foot radius. He writes,"There's at...
    • 1944-1945
    • Handwritten order

    • This handwritten order reads, " I order that W. H. Willis keep a bay hors (sic) with a ball (sic) face & two white hors feet as we have taken one & left this" and was signed "C. Brixey, Capt. Comdg, 1st Indept. Co. Tenn. Cavl." Brixey served as a...
    • 1863 November 20
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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
    • 33664_16

    • State of Frankland 17 freemen of their district to consult for the common good, give instructions to their Representatives, or to apply to the Legislature for redress of grievances by address, petition, or...
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    • shall be a law unless sent back within three days after their next meeting. Section Members of the General Council and all officers Executive & Judicial shall be bound by oath to support the Constitution of this Nation and to perform the duties of...
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    • Sect. 26th That the freemen [i.e. free men] of this State have a right to Keep and to bear Arms for their common defence [i.e. defense]. Sect. 27th That no Soldier shall in time of peace be quartered in any House without consent of the owner, nor...
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    • Sect. 16th All Grants and Commissions shall be in the name and by the authority of the State of Tennessee, be sealed with the State Seal and signed by the Governor. Sect. 17th A Secretary of this State shall be appointed and Commissioned during...
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    • Sect. 13th Neither House shall during their Session adjourn without consent of the other, for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting. Sect. 14th Bills may originate in either House, but may...
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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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    • Page 8 No law of a general nature shall take effect until forty days after its passage unless the same or the caption thereof shall state that the public welfare requires that it should take effect sooner. Section 21. Each House shall keep a...
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    • Page 4 Section 21. That no man’s particular services shall be demanded, or property taken, or applied to public use, without the consent of his representatives, or without just compensation being made therefore. Section 22. That perpetuities and...
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