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Your post brought an interesting thought to mind. Letters are a goldmine of primary source information on the Civil War. While that which goes on the internet never really goes away, email does. After a few days or weeks, it gets deleted unless someone archives it or prints it (when it basically becomes a letter from a historical standpoint). My point is this: with email instead of mail, I would say we're leaving less rather than more information of that sort for future generations.