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The Boston Globe


Guns of Gettysburg still echo in New England

Sumner Paine was brilliant, athletic, and fun-loving. After attending Boston Latin School he went to Harvard, where accusations of hazing — he and another student allegedly tried to screw a metal bar across a faculty member’s door — got him suspended late in his sophomore year.

The Civil War was raging, and Paine was restless and wanted to fight.

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