"The Yankees keep Shooting so I am afraid they will knock over my ink so I will close."  --- Z. J. Armistead during the siege of Atlanta to his brother


Homesick soldiers wrote to their loved ones as often as possible. Paper was not always available. The resourceful writer wrote in one direction and then turned  the page and continued to write twice as much as possible.

Soldiers Reading Mail   Soldier's Letter Home

Photograph from CivilWarPhotos.net and Letter from Fort Gaines, AL Museum

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Revised 01/25/2011