Doing the Copying Exercise enlighted me on how information traveled in 19th century wars. I realized that this is why there are not a lot of primary documents or why they are in worse condition. I never thought about how people would have to just sit and rewrite documents that were seen to be important over and over again. This is kind of parallel to how emails can get forwarded today but is a lot harder to do. I feel a great sense of appriciation for all of the communication technology we have and also all of the methods we have learned for preservation to more easily keep important documents or artifacts safe and preserved for longer.