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A Civil War love story

 

Rev. John A. Burns

This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease and battle. But most of all, it is a story of the trials, triumphs and tribulations of life.

John and Eliza were both born in 1843, just two months apart as if fated to meet and marry. But she grew up near Boston, he on a farm in western Pennsylvania. War would bring them together. John's younger brother, Clinton, introduces us to John in his memoirs.

"As a youth, John was sturdy, strong, square-shouldered, and capable of great endurance. When he was 14 years old, he took his place i...



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