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    • "The Airman's Escape"

    • "The Airman's Escape" is George W. Puryear's autobiographical account of his capture and escape from a German POW camp during World War I. His account appeared in the April 1919 (p. 452-462) and May 1919 (p. 615-628) issues of Atlantic Monthly...
    • April-May 1919
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    • Declaration of Rights 9 not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. That the people have a right to assemble together, to consult for...
    • Alvin C. York story -- gathering for rifle shoot

    • Forty or more men and women are gathered in a wooded area for a rifle shoot. Two young girls, who appear to be between 8 and 12, are also in attendance. The older girl is holding a camera. The ground is covered in leaves, and the trees are bare of...
    • 1939
    • Alvin C. York story -- prize of the rifle shoot

    • John Conaster, Woody York, an unidentified boy, and an unidentified man pose in the woods with the prize, a turkey that was evidently shot by Mr. Conaster at this rifle shoot. Mr. Conaster is holding his rifle, and the child is standing behind the...
    • 1939
    • Ammons letter from basic training

    • Four-page letter written on Fort Campbell stationery by Christopher Ammons from basic training to his family. He details gathering together some items and visiting a museum, but the majority of the letter describes and lauds PVT Smith (Smitty)....
    • 1967 July 1
    • Butterfly quilt

    • Large Butterfly quilt hanging from a clothesline. The quilt has alternating blocks of light and dark green set on point, so they appear as diamonds. A butterfly with brown-and-tan-checked wings is appliqued within each light green square.
    • 1979 June 13
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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 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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    • 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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    • L.V.F.: "I have drawn a long breath for the first time in 3 weeks - a long deep sigh of satisfaction and relief, - the Yankees are gone! A few straggling thieves may remain but the army is now gone as far as we are concerned. Thank God! Thank...
    • 1862 August 25


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