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MM On-Demand: Dead Letter Office Photos – The Civil War’s Lost Sentiments

Benton Barracks-Dead Letter 1044 During the Civil War years, hundreds of thousands of young soldiers wrote letters home. The soldiers, often poorly educated, had never even addressed a letter. The recipient’s name and address on the envelopes were undecipherable. Sweeping changes to postage requirements and the interruption of [...]

2022-08-08T12:18:28-04:00June 15, 2022|Manuscript Mondays, MM Archives|
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