would seem that we in this century, with all of our telephones, fax machines, email, etc.,
have lost the art of communicating via the written word. These letters would seem
to indicate that when our ancestors had something to say, they said it and it wasn't some
, "How are you? I am fine. Please write." I have reviewed my own letters home
from Vietnam and found they were sorely lacking in substance. You won't find that problem
letters were provided by friends of mine to allow others to see how the men in the field
were experiencing and feeling during the war. The "Letters From The Past"
consists of 5 letters, while the "Letters of Absolom A. Harrison" consists of 16
letters. The letters in both these series are very moving and you should give yourself
enough time to read them all at least once.