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HITE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS wrote thousands of letters that today help us understand their motivations, fears, and hopes. But the army. It contains transcriptions of interviews conducted with former slaves during the Great Depression. It’s a fascinating glimpse into how some of them viewed the war, their masters, and the Union Army.

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