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A letter written by Mary Todd Lincoln to Julia Ann Sprigg, May 29, 1862, is part of an exhibit at the Library of Congress of letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War that offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation.

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Library of Congress shows diaries from Civil War

Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.

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