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Lula's Letter:  A Child's Story (28)
Harper's Weekly, July 23, 1864
 
Synopsis of "Lula's Letter:  A Child's Story"
A little girl wishes to write a letter to a soldier, so her mother helps her to do so. After some time, she receives a letter from a lonely soldier who has no family. The little girl and the soldier correspond for some time. When the soldier gets a furlough, he comes to visit the girl and her family. Some time after he leaves, his letters stop, which worries the parents. While visiting in Baltimore, the mother comes across the soldier, now a captain, dying in a hospital from wounds. He asks to see the little girl again. When the girl comes, the dying gives her his sword. After he dies, the girl’s father tells her that the captain died doing his duty, and that she may honor him by always doing her duty.
 
"Lula's Letter:  A Child's Story" Story from Harper's Weekly
Lula’s Letter: A Child’s Story
Harper's Weekly, July 23, 1864, page 478 (2-4)
 
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Historical Background
A Soldier’s Diary
Harper's Weekly, February 4, 1865, page 75 (3-4)
 
Military Background
A Political Catechism for Children
Harper's Weekly, September 7, 1861, page 562 (1-2)
 
Commentary
How to Cheer the Soldiers
Harper's Weekly, February 18, 1865, page 99 (1-2)
 
Illustrations
 


Winter Quarters in Camp—The Inside of a Hut
Harper's Weekly, January 24, 1863, page 52 (1-4)

 


The Soldier’s Dream
Harper's Weekly, November 7, 1863, page 709 (1-4)

 


The Fourth of July, 1864
Harper's Weekly, July 16, 1864, pages 456 (1) – 457 (4)

 

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