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

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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

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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.

Letter from John Bachman to Elise Coward, September 7, 1863

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Letter from John Bachman to Elise Coward. Mr. Bachman is a minister and friend to the Cowards who tries to comfort her upon the death of her sister.