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A personal story of the Civil War

Katherine Arbon’s ancestors are the basis of a book that shows the human side of war

KATHERINE ARBON displays pages from “Guarding Camp, Finding Home,” a children’s book based on letters from her great-great-grandfather, Charles Watson, to his wife, Libbie, during the Civil War. Photos of Arbon’s children in period costumes illustrate the work.	Jade McDowell photo


KATHERINE ARBON displays pages from “Guarding Camp, Finding Home,” a children’s book based on letters from her great-great-grandfather, Charles Watson, to his wife, Libbie, during the Civil War. Photos of Arbon’s children in period costumes illustrate the work. Jade McDowell photo



— Writing a book is always a labor of love, but for Katherine Arbon of The Dalles, writing the children’s book “Guarding Camp, Finding Home” was especially personal...

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