A Woman in A War-torn Town

A Woman in A War-torn Town

The Journal of Jane Howison Beale, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1850-1862

Book - 2011
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Publisher: Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Co. Publishers, [2011], ©2011
Edition: Fifth edition
ISBN: 9781578646647
Branch Call Number: 973.733 Be
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26-27 cm


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