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Split by Civil War, a family’s letters reflect that historic time

Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Local historian Paul Schneider can’t be sure just how Sarah McGuire’s family felt about George Shields. Not only did the Scot immigrant marry their daughter Sarah and take her away from Waterford down to Columbia, S.C., he also manufactured ammunition for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War....

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