In , in commemoration of the th anniversary of two major Civil War Battles, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, the Library digitized the letters below, which contain some descriptions of the battles. Braman, Waters Whipple ? Captain, 93rd New York Infantry. Letters
Letters of Gratitude: Letters to Military Members
How to Write Letters to Soldiers | Synonym
I want to express an interest in becoming an army solider. This is something I have been thinking about since entering high school. My parents agreed that it was a great opportunity but requested I get my high school diploma first. Well I will be graduating this June and am ready to become a member of the Company Name. I know it is a challenging career choice but one I am ready to make. I understand that as a representative of the armed forces and an army solider I will have a responsibility to maintain a certain appearance and carry myself in a way that represents the best this country has to offer.
How to Write Letters to U.S. Soldiers as Pen Pals
Be positive and encouraging. Remember, troops have the stress of being far from home and who knows what else may be going on. This is not the time to vent. The polite company rule — avoid religion and politics, is always a good first letter idea. Another is to simply b e conversational and genuine.
James is a World War 1 enthusiast, when he writes he tries to paint a picture in the readers mind rather than tell a story. Although Soldiers in the trenches were allowed to send letters home to their loved ones, the letters that they sent were heavily censored by the Ministry of Defence, details of where the soldier was stationed were deleted as were details of any movements that the soldier was involved with, letters home were often unreadable because of the censors. Families of the soldiers liked to know where there husbands, sons, brothers or fathers were fighting and before they left to go to war would come up with little codes between them that the soldiers could write in their letters to let their loved ones know where they were fighting. A soldier would maybe write home citing a memory of a family trip to Blackpool letting his family know that he is in France, the Blackpool Tower he mentions in his letter would be the family code word for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.