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    • 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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    • May 18, 1862, diary entry - "He[Lincoln] considers the rebellion crushed. Beauregard has ordered the drestruction of cotton, sugar, and molasses .." "During the past week I have had the children with me all the time deciding that they must not on...
    • 1862 May 18
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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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    • 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. 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. 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. 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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    • 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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    • 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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