On March 29, Paine held a ball for the officers and wives of his command. Gallatin had a tradition of holding a splendid ball in April of every year at the Fairvue mansion, and the ball referred to here must have been there as well since it was the only space not in use as a hospital, etc.. The Fairvue mistress, Adelicia Hayes Acklen, reportedly returned to host the evening.
(from Durham, Walter T. Rebellion Revisited, a History of Sumner County, Tennessee From 1861 to 1870 Sumner County Museum Association. Gallatin, Tennessee. 1982.)
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