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Handwritten letters from home served as a valuable lifeline to loved ones, maintaining morale and alleviating boredom.
While the movements of the armies often disrupted delivery times, the U. postal service remained relatively effective—often allowing troops to send letters marked "Soldier's Letter" for free (postage was...
Seemingly a model of simplicity, the Address actually is quite complex/ Seemingly a purely ceremonial address, it actually also presents and develops an argument whose contents are mostly implicit.
Seemingly a recitation of communal values, it actually upholds values that are highly controversial.
Probably no figure in United States history is better known worldwide than Abraham Lincoln, who is taken as representative of the upward mobility Americans value and of the ideals the nation espouses.
No speech delivered by Lincoln is better known around the world than the Gettysburg Address.
“My plans are perfect, and when I start to carry them out, may God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.” So said Major General Joseph Hooker in mid-April 1863 to a group of Union officers about his strategy for defeating Robert E. Hooker, With the winter season nearly upon us, we thought it the perfect time to compile Civil War scenes—in photos and sketches—that invoke the chilly temperatures and inclement weather to come. “One of the first things that strikes you about his sketches is their wonderful clearness of idea.
You feel that they are drawn by a ready and skillful hand; one who thoroughly understands himself and his art….