Letters were an important aspect of the Civil War. They bring us a history that is personal, sometimes even private, yet always revealing.
We are able to learn much about the feelings of a person heading into battle, their feelings for a loved one; thoughts on mortality and God. Often, intents and purposes of government and tactics are revealed through letters that change the "official" view presented in the history books.
We hope this section will provide a compelling resource as it grows. Please enjoy the letters as much as we have, and if you have a letter or a document concerning the period you would like to share with others through CivilWar.com, let us know.