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    • Refracting telescope

    • Refracting telescope captured by Federal troops during the Civil War. The Federal troops thought the telescope was the barrel of a brass cannon. It was originally purchased by C. J. Bradley in 1852 for Bethel College. The telescope cost almost...
    • 1852
    • LeMat revolver

    • The LeMat revolver was developed by a group of Louisiana Confederates including Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. The LeMat had a nine shot .40 caliber cylinder with a .63 caliber shotgun barrel beneath. The weapon delivered more firepower than any other...
    • 1862-1865
    • Alvin C. York story -- gathering for rifle shoot

    • Forty or more men and women are gathered in a wooded area for a rifle shoot. Two young girls, who appear to be between 8 and 12, are also in attendance. The older girl is holding a camera. The ground is covered in leaves, and the trees are bare of...
    • 1939
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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 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 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
    • continued

    • 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
    • continued

    • 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
    • Cornfield

    • View of a unidentified crop of corn. On back is the quote: "Heap high the farmer's wintry hoard! Heap high the gold corn! No richer gift has Autumn poured From out her lavish horn! -Whittier".
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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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    • 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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