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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 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Cold snap has brought the temperature to 15. LVF is bringing in the wood for her fires herself as they have some bad wood. Her shoulders need to be broad & strong but they are not. LVF did not write of their anniversary on the 12th as it was dull...
    • 1865 January 24
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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. discusses Forrests forces and a Federal force of about 4000-5000 in the vicinity of Manchester. The children walked with Mammy and Martha to visit Grandma Lyon. They returned highly pleased, but tired. She had a letter from Lide, written in...
    • 1862 July 27
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    • L.V.F. diary entry Yankees continued to forage roughly about the area. I judge that about 30,000 men have left this place and Hickory Creek this morning - Thomas division - Woods to [sic] - and Nelsons - and this is a better riddance for which I...
    • 1862 Septmber 3
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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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    • L.V.F. writes thatYankees intended to burn up this end of town because it was illuminated when Forrest brought the prisoners up from Murfreesboro. The illumination was because Gen. Forrest had requested that the citizens have water set out all...
    • 1862 October 7
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    • Santa Claus couldnt get thro the pickets, - Jessie wanted to know why the old fellow couldnt go to his Quartermaster and get him a pass? They seemed to enjoy their Christmas quite as well as usual however, notwithstanding that Santa Claus was...
    • 1862 December 28

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