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From: "J. Coan" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 09:36:58 -0800
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I have read that Twain was a confederate soldier for a brief period.
Does he discuss this anywhere autobiographically?  I'm interested in his
motivations for joining up, his conclusions regarding the experience,
etc...  I believe he also claims to have shot a man.  Is this true?

Jim Coan
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University of Washington