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Illinois Civil War Soldiers' Letters

Mark Flotow’s book, In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home, features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham… read more

Mark Flotow’s book, In Their Letters, in Their Words: Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home, features the writings of 165 troops from Abraham Lincoln’s home state and covers the war from the earliest enlistees through final muster. Mr. Flotow shared a few of those letters and talked about what they reveal about the daily lives, cares, and motivations of those who fought the conflict. He was interviewed by Mark DePue of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, which hosted this discussion and provided the video. close

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Illinois Civil War Soldiers' Letters

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Program ID:
508682-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2021 | 6:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 28, 2021 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 20, 2021 | 6:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2021 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2021 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3