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Legacy Project: collecting letters written on the battlefields


(WKOW) – One man is trying to honor the veterans across the country by celebrating their memories forever captured in letters written on the battlefield.

Andrew Carroll, creator of the Legacy Project, has collected letters from soldiers fighting overseas dating as far back as the civil war.  Carroll was inspired to create the Legacy Project, a collection of correspondence composed from battlefields around the world.  He's written books based on the letters and recently wrote a play.

The notes Carroll has collected over the year are a sense of history.  He says, "We have letters from the Civil War that are stained with little blood marks and mud; we have letters from Vietnam where the ink is streamed because it was written in a rain storm."

So far, the Legacy Project has collected upwards of 90,000 letters that are being held at Chapman University in the new center for war letters.

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