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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 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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    • 1865 presidential election is over & LV is surprised that there is no hue & cry over the election either for or against. She received a letter from Lide. She & family spent the summer at Mackinaw & Cheboygan & returned to Memphis in October. Col....
    • 1864 November 20
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    • The cause of the South has gone down. Yesteday Fench and Martha worked all day making cakes, molasses candy, egg-nog, etc. for the children. She had a difficult time finding items for the children's stockings. She had a set of tiny coffee cups and...
    • 1864 December 25
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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. is relieved that her husbands birthday means he is now too old to be drafted into military service. She compares the Federal troops to an Egyptian plague from the Bible because of their rough foraging for provisions. Cooper [one of the...
    • 1862 August 10
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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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    • L.V.F. writes the week has been a quiet, yet a busy one for her. The weather has been fine, & she has been busy all the week in putting up peaches -- What the Yankees left. The war news this week has been a confirmation of rumors. Last...
    • 1862 September 21
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    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7
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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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