The Collection Battle Lines: From America's Wars






The following letters are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society:

BRAXTON BRAGG. Letter to Henry J. Hunt, April 21, 1861
HENRY J. HUNT. Letter to Braxton Bragg, April 23, 1861
GEORGE A. SHISHOLM. Letter to Alice, October 28, 1918
HENRY SHERBORN LANGDON. Letter to Woodbury Langdon, February 12, 1776

The following letters are courtesy of Andrew Carroll / The Legacy Project. These letters are under copyright and may not be reprinted or used in any other media without written permission. Please contact the Legacy Project for more information at www.warletters.com:

HARRY A. ZELDES. Letter to the White House, March 16, 1942
FLORA ANN S. HINDS. Letter to Claude Herbert Smith, September 11, 1942
CHRISTOPHER LAKE. Letter to Emileigh Ann Lake, March 12

Voiceover Credits:

Braxton Bragg - Keith Winsted
Henry J. Hunt - James Whelan
George A. Shisholm - Jason Sordia
Harry Zeldes - Kevin McGruder
Flora Ann Hinds - Suellen Vance
Henry Sherborn Langdon Elizabeth Pope
Christopher Lake - Stuart Chirichella





The following letters are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society:

Lucy Flucker Knox. Letter to Henry Knox, August 23, 1777
Ebenezer Pearce. Letter to Selina Pearce, December 24, 1861
Charles Walbridge. Letter to his mother, December 1, 1865
Laurence Hopkins. Letter to his mother, July 21, 1918

The following letter is courtesy of Estelle Spero Lynch. To find out more about the correspondence between Sidney Diamond and Estelle Spero, visit http://www.alcoveintheheart.com:

Sidney Diamond. Letter to Estelle Spero, December 25, 1944

The following letter is courtesy of Andrew Carroll / The Legacy Project. This letter is under copyright and may not be reprinted or used in any other media without written permission. Please contact the Legacy Project for more information at www.warletters.com:

Brett Coughlin. Letter to Kit, December 26, 1990

Voiceover Credits:

Lucy Knox - Grace Cavenaugh
Ebenezer Pearce - Tim Landau
Charles Walbridge - J. J. Kandel
Laurence Hopkins - Graeme Gillis
Sidney Diamond - Zach Shaffer
Brett Coughlin - David Stott





The following letters are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society:

Nathanael Greene.
Letter to Catherine Greene, July 17, 1778
P.J. Roe. Letter to Sarah Whiteman, February 14, 1848
Daniel G. Winegar. Letter to Elvira Winegar, July 13, 1864
Melvin Purvis. Letter to Rosanne Purvis, September 24, 1943

The following letters are courtesy of Andrew Carroll / The Legacy Project. These letters are under copyright and may not be reprinted or used in any other media without written permission. Please contact the Legacy Project for more information at www.warletters.com:

Edward Marcellus. Letter to Goldie Marcellus, ca. 1918
Dean Allen. Letter to Joyce Allen, July 10, 1969.
Jason Ritter. Letter to his fiancée, March 30, 2003

Voiceover Credits:

Nathanael Greene and Edward Marcellus - Brad Bellamy
P.J. Roe and Jason Ritter - Keith Winsted
Daniel G. Winegar - Graeme Gillis
Goldie Marcellus - Grace Cavenaugh
Melvin Purvis - J. J. Kandel
Dean Allen - David Stott





The following letters are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society:

Henry Knox.
Letter to John Adams, October 21, 1781
William Bainbridge. Journal Entry, December 29, 1812
Daniel Harvey Hill. Letter to William Latta, November 19, 1846
Gustave Cook. Letter to Eliza Cook, October 27, 1862
David V. Smith. Letter to Elizabeth Smith, August 8, 1863

The following letters are courtesy of Andrew Carroll / The Legacy Project. These letters are under copyright and may not be reprinted or used in any other media without written permission. Please contact the Legacy Project for more information at www.warletters.com:

William Czako. Letter to his sister, December 7, 1941
Earl P. Stevenson. Letter to the Navy, July 10, 1942
Mark Rickert. Letter to his grandfather, September 14, 2003

Voiceover Credits:

Henry Knox - Chris Ceraso
William Bainbridge - Brad Bellamy
Daniel Harvey Hill - Chris Wight
Gustave Cook - Keith Winsted
David V. Smith - Graeme Gillis
William Czako - Frederick Weller
Earl P. Stevenson - Adam West
Mark Rickert - Hank Williams, Jr.






The following letters are from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the New-York Historical Society:

Peter Kiteridge. Letter to the selectmen of the Town of Medfield, April 6, 1806
James Monroe. Commendation for Service, April 20, 1820
Robert E. Lee. General Order No. 9, April 10, 1865
Lysander Wheeler. Letter to His Family, May 26, 1865
Dwight D. Eisenhower. Victory Order of the Day, May 8, 1945
Douglas MacArthur. Letter to Mary Cushman, October 24, 1950

Voiceover Credits:

Peter Kiteridge/ Ebenezer Clark – Chris Ceraso
James Monroe – Robert Askins
Robert E. Lee – Michael Louis Wells
Lysander Wheeler – Graeme Gillis
Douglas MacArthur – Philip Goodwin
Dwight D. Eisenhower – Brad Bellamy




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