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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 robbers attacking and threatening Beersheba Springs. Apparently robberies have been committed on unoccupied cottages where blankets, bedding, china and clothing have been taken. However the area is well...
    • 1863 June 10
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • French writes of a feeling of sadness and the long and terrible strain caused by the war. The 1864 presidential election is very much on her mind. She wants to leave the country if Abe and Andy are elected. All the things from Beersheba Springs...
    • 1864 October 30
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    • be acting with that humane and honest principle which is capable of producing blessings from that Supreme Power, if we were to accede to your propositions, to compel a whole nation of people, contrary to their free will and choice, to leave the...
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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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    • 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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