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    • A Corner of the Library

    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the library at the POW camp. On the top of the page, he has written,"For a little learning is a dangerous thing." Underneath this, he has drawn a picture of books on shelves and...
    • 1944-1945
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    • In this entry Lucy Virginia writes of robbers attacking and threatening Beersheba Springs. Apparently robberies have been committed on unoccupied cottages where blankets, bedding, china and clothing have been taken. However the area is well...
    • 1863 June 10
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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 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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    • June 15, 1862, diary entry - Discusses the Union Army taking food and horses. "I venture tp write a little in this brief journal though I may have to burn it ere long--As a perfect reign of terror is upon us. On Thursday last--the 12th, a force of...
    • 1862 June 15
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    • June 15, 1862, diary entry - Discusses the Union Army taking food and horses. "I venture tp write a little in this brief journal though I may have to burn it ere long--As a perfect reign of terror is upon us. On Thursday last--the 12th, a force of...
    • 1862 June 15
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    • June 15, 1862, diary entry - Discusses the Union Army taking food and horses. "I venture tp write a little in this brief journal though I may have to burn it ere long--As a perfect reign of terror is upon us. On Thursday last--the 12th, a force of...
    • 1862 June 15
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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 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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    • "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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    • The Battle of Stones River was to decide whether or not the French family were still to have a home, or be sent forth as refugees to find a sojourning place in a land of strangers. Cannonading was heard in the direction of Murfreesboro. Everything...
    • 1862 December 31
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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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