American Civil War Letters
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The American Civil War was the civil war between 11 Southern Slave States that formed the Confederate States the Union, referred to as the United States of America, and specifically to the national government of president Abraham Lincoln and the 23 free states and 5 border states that supported it. War broke out in April 1861 when Confederates attacked the U.S. fortress Fort Sumter. The war ended with the surrender of all the Confederate armies and the collapse of the Confederate government in the spring of 1865.
The war had its origin in the issue of slavery, especially the extension of slavery into the western territories. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 soldiers dead, a higher number than the number of American military deaths in World War I and World War II combined. Much of the South’s infrastructure was destroyed. The Confederacy collapsed and slavery was abolished in the entire country.
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Each page is numbered and has a light watermark copyright protection. Each chapter is made for a quick and easy download: 1 Original Civil War Recruitment Posters, almost 50 examples. 2 Letters, some transcripts in English, others in other European languages together with a few illustrated letter-heads. 3 Original drawings matching contents of letters, almost 50 examples. 4 Illustrated Envelopes to match letter-heads, over 100 examples. From many of these letters we get nearer to the soldiers’ everyday lives at home. Many in fear of their lives, young men far away from home. The unlucky ones injured or worse, writing home to their parents or girlfriends. Most of the civil war news came from newspapers or from larger towns with the telegraph. Transport was on foot, summer or winter, if they were lucky by horseback or wagon. The longer marches would involve steam ferries or railroads. Occasionally a newspaperman with a camera or pencil would sketch a battle scene or a group of soldiers just relaxing, drinking and eating, or writing a letter home. Mumfordbooks is pleased to research these everyday facts, in the hope that you learn from history first-hand.
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