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    • March 30, 1862, diary entry - States that they have been cut off from all communication with either North or South. On Sunday last our mail stopped - the train being taken off to prevent its falling into the hands of the Yankees. "I was sitting in...
    • 1862 March 30
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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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    • "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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • In the entry Darlin comes back from a visit to town and announces that the Yankees are coming again. The Yankees burned the stables; however, Darlin was able to save about half of one poultry house, by ripping off roofing and planking to stop the...
    • 1863 April 26

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