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Teaching DBQ: The Civil War In Love Letters

DBQ: The Civil War In Love Letters

These two primary sources are love letters written from Civil War soldiers to their wives. They reveal details about the experience of Civil War soldiers and the emotional toll of the war.

Sullivan Ballou, Lewis Douglass


What can we learn about the experience of fighting in the Civil War by reading these love letters?
RH.6 - Author's Purpose, US.05 - Civil War & Reconstruction (1850-1877)


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