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    • "Sir Veto" Medal

    • Small medallion honoring Andrew Johnson, who earned the nickname "Sir Veto" because of the large number of legislative vetoes he issued during his Presidency. The obverse contains the Johnson's profile and the dates of his term of office. The...
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    • "The Airman's Escape"

    • "The Airman's Escape" is George W. Puryear's autobiographical account of his capture and escape from a German POW camp during World War I. His account appeared in the April 1919 (p. 452-462) and May 1919 (p. 615-628) issues of Atlantic Monthly...
    • April-May 1919
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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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • "Darlin" planning a new home in the octagonal shape. LVF wonders if it is folly to think of it with bacon 50 a pound, flour $15 a barrel and calico $1 per yard. No provisons for travellers in Chattanooga. A clipping in the diary from the October...
    • 1862 November 2
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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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