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Old 10-25-13, 10:59 AM
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Default Sarah Campbell, A Civil War Orphan FREE Serialized Story

The Tale of a Civil War Orphan by Nancy Dane

Now available from the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation: Sarah Campbell: The Tale of a Civil War Orphan is a Civil War story in 14 chapters by award-winning Arkansas author Nancy Dane. The serial is provided free to Arkansas Press Association member newspapers, as Dane created the story for the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation literacy programs.

The serialized story is provided in pdf form and is ready for 3x10 layout. Each chapter includes a graphic. The entire series can be downloaded below, though there are terms and conditions for its use. Please read the information for newspapers included at

Here is a short synopsis of the story: When bushwhackers slay Sarah Campbell's parents she is taken to the Union garrison at Fort Smith. However, her troubles are far from over, one in the form of a bully named Kate. Sarah does make friends, William and Henry, also orphans. Together they face an invading army, kidnappers, and treacherous enemy spies, only to learn an enemy can become a friend worthy of great sacrifice.

The story setting is in Arkansas during the Civil War. This story is appropriate for upper elementary, middle school, high school, and others interested in Civil War stories. The story also lends itself to an open discussion of the problem of bullying.

If you have questions about appropriate sponsorships for the story or questions about the story, please contact Karen Brown, ANF Executive Director, at
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