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"I am a 9th grade Social Studies teacher for some wonderful students at a Charter School in California. We are currently learning about The Civil War. I just wanted to let you know that we have been using your, Brothers of War page . It's been so helpful for one of our projects in class. My students just absolutely loved your site!
One of my students came to me with another resource that was very helpful:
She thought it would be a perfect addition to your site of already valuable resources! (She is always going above and beyond...such a great kid!)
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