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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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    • 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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    • On the Thursday before a large body of Rebels passed through. They belonged to [Gen. Joseph] Wheeler. As it was early fall peaches were still on the trees. French was busy preserving peaches, putting up tomatoes and so on but had no vinegar to make...
    • 1864 September 11
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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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    • 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
    • Names of quilts on Walden's Ridge

    • List of the quilt pattern names on Walden's Ridge. The top of the document states, "Names of quilts on Walden's Ridge copied from Mrs. Rawk's patterns." The following quilt patterns are named: Broken Circle, Star of Bethlehem, Old Maid's Puzzle,...
    • circa 1890-1900
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1863 July 12

    • It is Sunday and brother Ben was captured the first day of fighting at Gettysburg. Nannie thinks that those prisoners who are able to write to their family should at least mention other captured prisoners as well. Ed Bringhurst did so. Ben Hering...
    • 1863 July 12
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1864 July 14

    • Nannie writes of the fighting around Washington City and the capture of [Major]-Gen. [William B.] Franklin by rebels. Pa' & Ma' Finley go to attend a man & wife who were shot by robbers. Every day she hears of something that would have startled her...
    • 1864 July 14

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