Stories of the Civil War in Georgia II

In our second installment of stories we’ll introduce you to Eli Landers, a young Confederate soldier from Gwinnett County. Eli left home in the Summer of 1861, at the age of 19 with an excitement for the adventure war. As you read his letters to his mom, you can see his romantic ideals become more bleak and real. His letters trace the realities of war, ending with his eventual death. Read his letters here and follow the life, emotion and ideals of a young soldier in the Civil War

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