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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
    • Bayonet

    • Bayonet found near the site of Fort Pillow in the 1950s. In April 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest led an assault on Fort Pillow, at that time a Union outpost. The assault killed nearly half of the 600-man garrison, composed largely of African...
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    • been used for a great length of time. Proceeded on quietly until the 12th of April, at which time we came to the mouth of a little river running on the north side, by Moses Renfoe & his company called Red River, up which they intend to settle....
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    • Begins the passage on Sunday in bed and unwell - past week reading, sewing and teaching the children - pleasant moonlight rides with Darlin'. Letter from Mollie about Jimmy being in Vicksburg with his regiment. - Writes of McClellan's defeat...
    • 1862 July 6
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    • Begins with ball preparations and her disapointment of some officers' behavior. Next writes of very strong storms in the night. Finally she writes that Morgans men that are behaving badly, and he is "losing character by the way they go on stealing...
    • 1863 February 8
    • 33664_20

    • Constitution of Frankland 21 Legislature, except by a law for that purpose; and the purposes for which the money is raised, and to which it is appropriated, shall be clearly expressed in the preamble. And,...
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    • family with whom he or she actually resided; and every person who shall be in any county in this Territory at the time of the enumeration, without a settled place of residence therein, shall be inserted in the column of the schedule allotted to the...
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    • Federal army is reducing in size from resignations & mustering out of men. Quartermaster's Departments are cutting down as well. No one from the town or vicinity has made it back to the area as yet. If they come back by May 22, it will be 4 years...
    • 1865 May 14
    • Soldiers about to depart for patrol

    • Four soldiers about to depart for patrol with another soldier nearby. A large military transport truck in the background appears to be a "deuce and a half," slang for a two-and-a-half-ton truck. Photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
    • 1968
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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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    • 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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