There are many ways to explore the history of America's various military conflicts, and over the past decade or so, a number of fine organizations have plumbed the depths of their holdings to create insightful and compelling explorations of these affairs. Recently, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Legacy Project came together to create this collection of correspondence from over 200 years of conflict. Here visitors can listen to dramatic readings of letters that deal with the loss of loved ones and the traumatic nature of warfare. Visitors can listen to these readings while following along, for an enhanced experience. The actual letters are contained in "chapter" headings, including those titled "Enlisting", "Comforts of Home", and "Combat". Utterly engaging, this collection is a real find, and does a fine job of bringing a wide variety of experiences in wartime to the general web-browsing public.
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