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Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Cheryl Wills, a TV journalist and author of the book "Die Free," holds up a copy of the discharge record she found for her great-great-great-grandfather Sandy Wills, who served from 1863 to 1865 in the Union Army. Ms. Wills was on hand at the National Archives in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, as the archives announced that Civil War documents now will be made available online at Ancestry.com. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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