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Letter from Thomas Christie to Sandy Christie, his brother. This letter was written in 1865, and the author describes what life in the artillery was like during the Civil War.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Thinking Like a Historian (Text 2)</u> - This text is part of a Knowledge Set introducing historical thinking and inquiry skills as students examine letters from different periods in U.S. history. In this letter, a Civil War soldier writes to his brother describing his experiences on the front lines. As students read, encourage them to identify details in order to contextualize the letter and better understand the time period in which it was written.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.actively