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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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    • In this entry Lucy writes of a visit from General Morgan and his wife. Lucy liked Mrs. Morgan although she was not brillant. There was a Ball with meager food and clothes that were reworked.. She writes that events in Vicksburg & Charleston are...
    • 1863 February 15
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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