The American Civil War is the single greatest event in our Nation’s history — “grand and terrible at the same time, tragic in every moment and in every overtone, eternally bewildering and yet lit with an unmistakable significance for the world of today.” – Bruce Catton of Frankfort, Michigan
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“Oh, I do wish this crewel war was over.”
Mack Ewing penned this sentiment after his brother-in-law, Alvin Hank, was taken prisoner by the Confederate army. This is just one of the many events recounted in the Civil War Letters of Mack and Nan Ewing Collection.