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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 this entry Lucy Virgiria writes of attending church & hearing Dr. Hopson preach, who was Gen. Morgans chaplin. She liked the sermon. Her three children began school again and the school room required much prepapration. Her children complained...
    • 1863 March 11
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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 long entry Lucy Virginia writes of the terrible looting of the cottages and hotel by the mounatin people. She even compares it to the French Revolution reign of terror on a small scale without the flow of blood.
    • 1863 July 26
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    • French was very ill with a headache from Thursday through Saturday. She has been reading aloud "Husks" by Marian Harland and has also begun Raids and Romance of Morgan and his Men by Sallie Rochester Ford. She did not enjoy the first as much as...
    • 1864 March 20
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    • Col. John French & family are at Beersheba Springs in Grundy County just South of McMinnville in Warren County. Some old friends are back at Beersheba Springs. The Col. John Armflelds and the Scotts. Mr. Armfield brought some Dr. J. Hostetter's...
    • 1864 May 22
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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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    • The cause of the South has gone down. Yesteday Fench and Martha worked all day making cakes, molasses candy, egg-nog, etc. for the children. She had a difficult time finding items for the children's stockings. She had a set of tiny coffee cups and...
    • 1864 December 25
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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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    • Federal army is reducing in size from resignations & mustering out of men. Quartermaster's Departments are cutting down as well. No one from the town or vicinity has made it back to the area as yet. If they come back by May 22, it will be 4 years...
    • 1865 May 14
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    • LVF & Puss must do everything such as milking, making beds, setting tables, cleaning and ironing. Mollie is giving concern with her behavior. LVF's Aunt Martha wants to come to the family in the fall. As they have no conveniences LVF does not know...
    • 1865 June 26
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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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    • 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 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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    • 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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