The above image is a detail from a letter written by Ellison Capers during the Civil War. Paper was scarce, so Capers wrote over one side then turned the letter to write horizontally over the page.

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Pocket diary of Ellison Capers, July 1863 - October 1863

Capers Pocket Diary_Full.pdf

Pocket diary of Ellison Capers, kept from July of 1863 through October of 1863.

Letter from Asbury Coward to his future wife Elise, circa 1855

Coward UNDATED 2.pdf

Letter from Asbury Coward to his future wife Elise. This letter was written while Coward was still a cadet at The Citadel.

Letter from Asbury Coward to his wife Elise, October 4, 1864

Coward 18641004.pdf

Letter written by Asbury Coward to his wife Elise. He tells her about a close call he had on the battlefield and about the fighting in general.