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FAIRVIEW HOUSE


Twenty-five yards ahead of you stood "Fairview," a one-and-one-half-story log house occupied during the battle by General Alpheus Williams. On May 1, 1863, Confederate gunners targeted the structure, sending several rounds crashing through its walls. One shell dropped down the chimney and landed unexploded in the fireplace. "As luck would have it," wrote Williams, "there was no fire and the next morning the cooks built fires outside. Accidently one of the staff officers, in a spirit of curiosity, discovered the unexploded shell in the ashes of the fireplace. If the cooks had...used the fireplace for cooking, we should have had an explosion which would probably have spoiled our breakfast and lessened the number of headquarters cooks." Ironically, the house survived the battle, but was destroyed by fire a few weeks later.


   



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