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Writing: Letters Home from the Spanish-American War

Soldiers writing home often make efforts to convey their situations positively so that their loved ones do not worry. Read the following letters by George King, written during the Spanish-American War:

Compare what King said in his letters with what he said in the annotations added to the letters before publication.

Find letters written by soldiers in other wars. How are their accounts similar to or different from King's letters? Write a paragraph describing the art of writing letters home from a war.

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