Civil War Prisoners · Fort Sumter · Military families · This Week in the War

Women of the Company

As the men of Fort Sumter prepared to board the Baltic on April 14, 1861, one woman joined the evacuation from Charleston. Matilda Anne (Annie) Davis, the sister of Lieutenant Jefferson C. Davis, was a student at Madame Bounetheau’s Charleston Ladies Seminary where her classmates included the daughters of prominent Charleston families. In early March,… Continue reading Women of the Company

Such Anxious Hours

Margaret Patchin and Sarah Jane Powers

Margaret and Sarah were among the many Wisconsin women who assumed responsibility for managing the family farm while their husbands were away at war. Their efforts, and those of many other women, were essential to not only for the sustenance of their families but also for ensuring that Wisconsin soldiers and other Union troops were… Continue reading Margaret Patchin and Sarah Jane Powers

Civil War Museum, Kenosha · Delphi Public Library · Madison Wisconsin · Sarah Jane Powers · Speaking engagments · Such Anxious Hours

Upcoming Events!

March 25, 2020: WEMTA Author Fair, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells WI, 1:00-3:00. April 25, 2020: Beyond the Battlefield: The Civil War History Forum, Civil War Museum, Kenosha WI, 8:30-4:00, Register at May 11, 2020: Launch party at Room of One’s Own, 315 W. Gorham Street, Madison WI, 6:00-7:30. May 19, 2020: Such Anxious Hours… Continue reading Upcoming Events!

Speaking engagments

Waunakee Local Author Showcase

Please join me and other local authors at the Waunakee Public Library on Saturday, February 22 from 1:00-3:00. This event will provide the opportunity to chat with twenty-one local authors and purchase their books. The Friends of the Waunakee Public Library are sponsoring this event and will provide refreshments. See for a list of… Continue reading Waunakee Local Author Showcase

Media mentions

ISTHMUS 12-19-2019

Such Anxious Hours was included in a listing of 2019 books by Wisconsin authors in the December 19, 2019 issue of Isthmus. The reviewer notes, “Agonies of their home front are heartbreaking.” See