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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1864 June 12

    • Recounts Mr. Pollard taking her to his house for a visit with Frank Williamson [cousin], Grand Ma & little Lennie. Later at her home Mr. & Mrs. Block, Messrs. Simms & David B. & Alice Rice came to tea. Ice cream, strawberries & cake were served. A...
    • 1864 June 12
    • Nannie Haskins diary entry, 1865 May 8

    • Soldiers are still coming home. However, the family has not heard from Brother. All commands have surrendered except Kirby Smith [he surrenders on May 26, 1865]. Nannie bemoaned the loss of the Confederacy. She declared that Davis had made some...
    • 1865 May 8

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