The aftermath of the Civil War in America left thousands of children in need of homes. By the 1870s, various societies had formed to seek families willing to take in orphans. While there were obviously successful adoptions, there were also those that ended in horror and tragedy. Such was the case of the adoption of the Taylor children.
The fate of the siblings at the hands of a truly evil woman is difficult to comprehend. Even so, the resilience of the surviving sisters gives hope to the human spirit.
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