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    • In this entry Lucy writes of a visit from General Morgan and his wife. Lucy liked Mrs. Morgan although she was not brillant. There was a Ball with meager food and clothes that were reworked.. She writes that events in Vicksburg & Charleston are...
    • 1863 February 15
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    • In this entry Lucy Virgiria writes of attending church & hearing Dr. Hopson preach, who was Gen. Morgans chaplin. She liked the sermon. Her three children began school again and the school room required much prepapration. Her children complained...
    • 1863 March 11
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    • In the entry Darlin comes back from a visit to town and announces that the Yankees are coming again. The Yankees burned the stables; however, Darlin was able to save about half of one poultry house, by ripping off roofing and planking to stop the...
    • 1863 April 26
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    • In this entry Lucy Virginia writes of robbers attacking and threatening Beersheba Springs. Apparently robberies have been committed on unoccupied cottages where blankets, bedding, china and clothing have been taken. However the area is well...
    • 1863 June 10
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    • In thie entry Lucy Virginia writes of Mrs A. going out her the front door and meeting a soldier who demanded 15 lbs. of bread. He proved to be part of a Confederate scout operation of about 20 men. Lucy Vriginia writes of hiding in a canister the...
    • 1863 July 12
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    • In this long entry Lucy Virginia writes of the terrible looting of the cottages and hotel by the mounatin people. She even compares it to the French Revolution reign of terror on a small scale without the flow of blood.
    • 1863 July 26
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    • French begins by writing of an inconvenient situation (a boil) which obliged her to lie on her back at all times. She describes Confederate Gen. Wheeler's capture of about 800 Union troops in McMinnville and Wheeler's opening of their commissary...
    • 1863 October 12
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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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    • On the first day of the year 1865 LVF is very down in her mood. She believes that the weather is becoming colder than it was when she married & came to McMinnville. Mollie has made a wreath of evergreens to place on Cap Spurlock's grave as it is...
    • 1865 January 1
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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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    • Cold north wind yesterday, frost last night & the morning is quite chilly. Col., Mr. James Spurlock & Mr. Colville started for Nashville on Friday. They had one horse & buggy between them. LVF was reminded that on April 20, 1864, was the last time...
    • 1865 April 23
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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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    • June 22, 1862, diary entry--"The 'reconoissance in force' which we had thought were moving on to Chattanooga--went only 38 miles across in the direction of Pikeville, and then returned. I presume they were in reality hunting Starns--it is said they...
    • 1862 June 22
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • L.V.F. writes about Yankees roughly foraging for food and the wholesale destruction that accompanied this until the Col. [her husband] went to the home where a Major was quartered which helped for a while. She further writes of "masterly...
    • 1862 August 31
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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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