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

Local historian Paul  Schneider looks over a letter from the Eddy Family Collection found at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center. (photo: Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
Local historian Paul Schneider looks over a letter from the Eddy Family Collection found at the Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center. (photo: Bill Buell/Gazette Reporter)
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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. Local historian Paul Schneider will talk about George and Sarah, and Sarah’s correspondence with her family in the North in “Divided by War: The Confederate Flag That ...


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