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Heroines of war often forgotten

August 18, 2013
Mary Burns Deas , The OBSERVER

"The Girl I Left Behind Me," a popular fife melody as early as the American Revolutionary War and into the Civil War and beyond, was often played as men left town to fight for the cause. Last week's column, "Marching to a beat of a historic drum," described how this was exactly what was heard in 1861 as men from companies D and E of the 72nd Regiment left by train from the Dunkirk depot.



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