A Daughter of the Union

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A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison

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A thrilling story of the Civil War. A brave young girl is sent from New York to New Orleans as a bearer of important messages. Aided by Admiral Farragut she delivers these, but is finally captured and held at Vicksburg, until its surrender to General Grant.

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"It is good for us," said Nellie wiping her eyes. "We were awfully puffed up over this fair. I was beginning to think that we had done something great."

Mr. Vance laughed.

"You need not feel so bad, girls," he said. "If it had not been for you that poor little fellow wouldn't have thought of giving his crutches."

"I wish he had some though," remarked Jeanne wistfully.

"Make your mind easy on that score, my dear, I'm going to look after that boy."

"And meantime you girls can go with me to the Association to carry the money and the crutches, and we'll tell the ladies all about it," said Mrs. Vance.

CHAPTER II

A GREAT UNDERTAKING

For a time affairs went on in their usual way, and the girls contented themselves with hemming towels and handkerchiefs and making socks. That is, all the girls save Jeanne Vance. With her the desire was stronger than ever to do something more than she had done.

"What makes you so

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