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Thursday July 31 2014
Letters always have served as an emotional lifeline between the frontlines and those left waiting at home. In many cases, soldiers omitted the unbearable details of hardship and battle to focus on homespun themes -- from the monotony of camp life to the smallest comings and goings of friends and loved ones at home. Many young soldiers were away from home for the first time. WSIU is profoundly grateful to the families who have shared this very personal correspondence.
We have transcribed the letters for easier reading. To view, you will need Acrobat Reader. [download here if needed]
1 courtesy of Mrs. Margaret Tichenor
Learn more about the national war letters Legacy Project, which prompted the American Experience program and inspired WSIU to collect letters from the River Region.
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