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Woman is one of very few with Civil War-era father

Juanita Tudor Lowrey holds a war portrait of her father, Hugh Tudor, taken during his service in the Civil War. (Jim Barcus/Kansas City Star)
Juanita Tudor Lowrey holds a war portrait of her father, Hugh Tudor, taken during his service in the Civil War. (Jim Barcus/Kansas City Star)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In “Lincoln,” director Steven Spielberg lasers in on 1865: the end of the Civil War; the end of slavery via the 13th Amendment; and, devastatingly, the end of President Abraham Lincoln. It was a powerful, momentous year in American history. And so long ago. Or was it? Juanita Tudor Lowrey has something to say about that: “My father fought in the Civil War.” It’s a line that makes people’s faces squinch. ...

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