In Their Own Words

Personal accounts of events in history provide us with unique details and poignant insights. They give the reader a brief chance to view these events through the eyes of those who witnessed our past.

Read on, and see through the eyes of those who were there.

Click here to read President Abraham Lincoln's letter to General Philip Sheridan about the Army of the Shenandoah's victory at Cedar Creek.

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Letters from Mrs. M. G. Lee of Winchester (Mrs. Greenhow's Sister[-in-law]) to Mrs. Greenhow, and Letter from George H. Lee

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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

Looking for more information on soldiers or sailors from the Civil War? The National Park Service has an extensive database is available at its Civil War Soldiers and Sailors website.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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