Look at Civil War through Girl's Eyes
Byline: Cecelia Osowski, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
By Cecelia Osowski, age 15 , Home-schooled / Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Va.
The Civil War, begun in spring 1861, came in July of that year to Manassas and the stream called Bull Run in Virginia, to the property of Will McLean. Soon after, he moved his family - three daughters, a son, and a wife - to the small town of Appomattox. In an ironic twist of fate, the Civil War ended with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Gen. Robert E. Lee signing the surrender in McLean's parlor at Appomattox.
"In My Fathers' House" tells the fictionalized story of McLean's stepdaughter, Oscie Mason, and how she got …
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Publication information: Article title: Look at Civil War through Girl's Eyes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 15, 2005. Page number: B06. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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