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Thursday, September 12, 2013

ATWATER’S SECRET

Dorian Atwater was a Union prisoner at Andersonville who was given the job of recording deaths there. His Confederate captors assured him they would publish that list of names after the war, but Atwater didn’t trust them—-so he secretly kept a copy of his list hidden in the lining of his coat:

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