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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Letters Sent, 10/3/1789 - 12/31/1952 and Letters Received, 1844 - 1908 in the Records of the Post Office Department (Record Group 28) that includes correspondence of the Postmaster General and may provide information regarding the official policies during this American Civil War. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
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Also, we searched online and located the following articles that address this topic:
- https://www.journalofthecivilwarera.org/2018/06/neither-snow-nor-rain-nor-secession-mail-delivery-and-the-experience-of-disunion-in- 1861/
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!