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Quotation by Harriet Tubman
We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.
Harriet Tubman (1821–1913), African American slave, liberator of slaves, and spy. As quoted in Divided Houses, ch. 7, by Lyde Cullen Sizer (1992).
Of the Civil War, during which she acted as a spy for the Union.
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