I received your Civil War letters CD
last week, and wish to thank you publicly for your efforts and generosity.
I have as of yet only browsed a small portion of the contents, but I really like
the way you have laid things out, and the delicate touch your editing approach
provides (are you listening Albert Castel?). I have read many published
and unpublished diary and letter transcriptions, but your inclusion of photos of
the original letters is a great addition.
Thank you so much,
Thanks Eric, for your comments in
message # 14299 about the Talbert Civil War CD page layout
and your positive comment about the scanned letters. One
reason I included copies of the letters was because many
people have read typed Civil War letters and were left with
minimal personal feelings for the people or the times. Another
reason was some people have never seen a Civil War letter or seen
only a few. Personally, I have more feeling for the
author and his letters when I see that old paper, faded ink, the
individual's writing style, and a surprise finger print or two in the
old ink. Seeing the letters of old, and dated envelopes,
helps place me back in time.
Happy you enjoyed the facts and story
about the Hathorn house.