Editorial Methods

Letters in Newspapers:

All spelling, punctuation, dashes, capitalization, italics, and bold print are as published in the newspaper. I have added three spaces if there is a missing period at the end of a sentence.

Instead of indents for new paragraphs, I have placed an empty line between paragraphs.

I have placed all article headings, letter dates, and writer names flush left, but retained separate lines as published.


Return to Their White Officers and the links to read the letters

Return to “The Civil War Search – did your Ancestors Serve?” to read the submissions sent to the Baltimore Afro-American .