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Bashkirtseff, Marie Bashkirtseff, Marie

Berdan's Sharpshooters Berdan's Sharpshooters

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Buffum, Arnold Buffum, Arnold

Channing, William E. Channing, William E.

Gould, Benjamin A. Gould, Benjamin A.

Grant, Frederick D. Grant, Frederick D.

Longfellow, Henry W. Longfellow, Henry W.

Pilmoor, Joseph Pilmoor, Joseph

Shell Shell

Whaler Ship Whaler Ship

Yankee Yankee