April 12, 2011 in City
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The entries in Peter Simon String’s journal give a day-to-day description of the action during the Civil War.

John Beam, of Spokane, reads Monday from the handwritten diary his great-great uncle Peter Simon String kept during the Civil War, which began 150 years ago today.

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This is an undated photo of Simon String, a Civil War veteran from Springfield, Illinois and who is related to Spokane resident John C. Beam.