Please join me at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 to hear the story of the Wisconsin home front during the Civil War. The poignant voices of eight women ranging in age from eighteen to forty five will reveal their contributions, their losses, and the ways… Continue reading Presentation at Dwight Foster Public Library-Fort Atkinson
Please join me at the Fitchburg (Wisconsin) Public Library on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00. A May 2014 program at the Fitchburg Public Library led me on my quest to find the writings of Wisconsin Civil War Women. Copies of my book will be available for purchase and for signing. The Fitchburg Public Library is… Continue reading Book talk at the Fitchburg Public Library
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
As one of seven sisters and as a long time fan of that paean to sisterhood, Little Women, I found the story of Susan Brown and Ann Waldo especially fascinating. Their mother had died when the girls were very young and as have countless sisters throughout real and literary history (Charlotte and Anne Bronte, Meg… Continue reading Civil War Sisters: Susan Brown and Ann Waldo
Such Anxious Hours includes the voices of eight Wisconsin women during the Civil War. The first two women I would like to feature were both twenty-one when the war began and both lived in Madison Wisconsin. Although they only lived three-quarters of a mile away from one another, they did not mention each other in… Continue reading Emily Quiner and Annie Cox
Great news! I have an availability date for my book Such Anxious Hours: Wisconsin Women’s Voices from the Civil War – January 7, 2020.(See details at https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5726.htm) Over the next four months, I will introduce you to the eight women in this book: Emily Quiner, Annie Cox, Ann Waldo, Susan Brown, Sarah Powers, Margaret Patchin,… Continue reading New book!