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    • Beth Robey

      At Gettysburg, what a girl saw and heard of the Battle. [Entire book can be flipped through.]

    • Christina Bowman

      very good read. its a diary of what a young girl heard and saw. a must read... if your wanting to learn about the battle of Gettysburg.

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