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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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    • French begins by writing of an inconvenient situation (a boil) which obliged her to lie on her back at all times. She describes Confederate Gen. Wheeler's capture of about 800 Union troops in McMinnville and Wheeler's opening of their commissary...
    • 1863 October 12
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    • Lucy Virginia writes of fires on the mountains all around and that at night the fires look like a marching army. She had a note from Mollie about the high cost of items such as butter $4 or $5 a pound and so on. She next writes that Longstreet has...
    • 1864 February 28
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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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    • 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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    • On the first day of the year 1865 LVF is very down in her mood. She believes that the weather is becoming colder than it was when she married & came to McMinnville. Mollie has made a wreath of evergreens to place on Cap Spurlock's grave as it is...
    • 1865 January 1
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    • Weather is better. Mr. Wallace plans to go to Nashville & LVF will send her letters to Lide and Mrs. Armfield with him. Coggins has just returned from Nashville with newspapers. From these Lee appears to be holding his own in Virginia & Sherman has...
    • 1865 January 8
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    • Cold snap has brought the temperature to 15. LVF is bringing in the wood for her fires herself as they have some bad wood. Her shoulders need to be broad & strong but they are not. LVF did not write of their anniversary on the 12th as it was dull...
    • 1865 January 24
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    • Cold snap has brought the temperature to 15. LVF is bringing in the wood for her fires herself as they have some bad wood. Her shoulders need to be broad & strong but they are not. LVF did not write of their anniversary on the 12th as it was dull...
    • 1865 January 24
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    • March 2, 1862 diary entry - LVF writes that the Federals have taken possession of Nashville. She did not go to church as Mrs. Spurlock had borrowed the buggy to go to Murfreesboro to see her husband. Gen. Buell made a speech to the Nashville...
    • 1862 March 2
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    • June 22, 1862, diary entry--"The 'reconoissance in force' which we had thought were moving on to Chattanooga--went only 38 miles across in the direction of Pikeville, and then returned. I presume they were in reality hunting Starns--it is said they...
    • 1862 June 22
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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. discusses Forrests forces and a Federal force of about 4000-5000 in the vicinity of Manchester. The children walked with Mammy and Martha to visit Grandma Lyon. They returned highly pleased, but tired. She had a letter from Lide, written in...
    • 1862 July 27
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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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    • he & "Darlin' [husband] planned to ride horses [Black & Gray Tilly] into town to see Mrs. Rowan. However they found out that would not be posssible. Sam Pennebaker grew excitied as he spoke of the way in which things had been carried on at his...
    • 1862 September 5
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    • he & "Darlin' [husband] planned to ride horses [Black & Gray Tilly] into town to see Mrs. Rowan. However they found out that would not be posssible. Sam Pennebaker grew excitied as he spoke of the way in which things had been carried on at his...
    • 1862 September 5
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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 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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