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Robin Friedman : author and journalist

The Silent Witness

A True Story of the Civil War


Discussion Guide

1. Do you have a favorite doll?

2. How did Lula’s life change when General Beauregard moved into her home?

3. Do you think the family should have stayed in Manassas?

4. How do you think Lula felt when she had to move?

5. Why do you think Lula left her rag doll in her parlor?

6. How do you think Lula felt about losing her doll?

7. Have you ever lost anything?

8. Lula had many siblings. How many do you have?

9. Have you ever visited the places Lula lived?

10. How old is Lula’s doll now?